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Toyota named in local car in river wrongful death suit

7:31 PM, Apr 22, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - The family of a West Sacramento woman who drowned when her car plunged into the Sacramento River when she claimed she couldn't stop it in calls to her daughter and a 911 dispatcher has brought a lawsuit against the car manufacturer and the businesses that sold and repair it.

Mussarat Chaudhary was coming home from work the morning of March 13, 2013, in her 2009 Toyota Camry when she told those she called her brakes were not working and her car had gone into the river.

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The suit (see attached .pdf) )claims Toyota concealed acceleration problems with some of its models and alleged they were caused by something else and/or was negligent in addressing the issue. Chaudhary's family is seeking general, medical and punitive damages on allegations of negligence, strict products liability, fraud and deceit, breach of implied warranty off merchantability and wrongful death.

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