Date: Sept. 20, 2007

Victim: Barbara Schwarz

Location: Yukon, Okla.

Model: 2005 Toyota Camry

Details: Jean Bookout was driving her 2005 Camry on an Oklahoma highway with Barbara Schwarz as a passenger when something caused her car "to suddenly and unexpectedly accelerate" and crash into an embankment, according to a lawsuit that Schwarz's husband filed against Toyota.

Bookout applied the brakes as the car began to accelerate but was unable to slow the vehicle and eventually lost control, the lawsuit alleged.

The 2005 Camry has not been subject to recall, but the lawsuit filed by Charles Schwarz alleges that a defect caused the sudden acceleration and that Toyota officials were aware of the problem and failed to correct it.

-- Stuart Pfeifer, Carol J. Williams and Robert Faturechi Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
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