Date: Aug. 21, 2009

Victim: Unknown

Location: Unknown; complaint filed from Cranford, N.J.

Model: 1996 Toyota Avalon

Details: A 1996 Avalon driver was attempting to park when the vehicle unexpectedly shifted into reverse and accelerated 50 feet, striking and killing a pedestrian, according to a complaint filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"Even after repeated brake application, the vehicle would not stop," reads the complaint, whose author said police suspected "mechanical failure."

Police in Cranford, N.J., where the complaint was filed, said the 2009 accident did not occur in that city.

The 1996 Avalon in not included in Toyota's recent recalls.

-- Stuart Pfeifer, Carol J. Williams and Robert Faturechi