Date: April 19, 2008
Victim: Guadalupe Alberto
Location: Flint, Mich.
Model: 2005 Toyota Camry
Details: Guadalupe Alberto was driving about 25 mph on Copeman Boulevard when the Camry suddenly accelerated to 80 mph. Alberto lost control, crashed into a tree and was killed, according to a lawsuit her family filed against Toyota.
Alberto had "vigorously and desperately applied her brakes," but was unable to stop the car as it raced for about one-quarter mile before the crash, the lawsuit alleged. The 2005 Camry has not been recalled.
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