PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lawyer says a suit against Toyota stemming from a fatal 2009 crash in Peterborough will go on, despite this week’s announcement that the company will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class-action suit.
The New Hampshire suit says Toyota’s problem with unintended acceleration caused an Oct. 2009 crash that killed four people.
One those killed, Stephen Lagakos, was driving a Toyota Highlander, and the lawsuit alleges the Route 202 crash was caused by unintended acceleration that Toyota could have prevented.
Manchester lawyer Scott Harris tells the Concord Monitor (http://bit.ly/VGoSXB) this week’s settlement was of a suit by Toyota owners who said their vehicles’ value diminished after several recalls. Harris says the Peterborough case is different, because it’s a wrongful death suit.