The Nation Today
CaliforniaSANTA ANA — Toyota Motor Corp. has settled a lawsuit brought by relatives of four family members killed in a high-speed crash near San Diego that galvanized attention around safety flaws of Toyotas and led to the recalls of millions of cars. It was first reported on the Los Angeles Times’ website Friday night. California Highway Patrol officer Mark Saylor, 45, had borrowed the Toyota-made sedan from the dealer in August 2009. He and three family members were killed as they drove on a freeway in suburban San Diego on Aug. 28.Investigators found that a wrong-sized floor mat trapped the accelerator caused the crash.
On Twitter, Lohan says she failed testLOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan has confirmed on her Twitter page that she failed a court-ordered drug and alcohol screening, and she said that if asked, she is ready to appear before the judge in her case and face the consequences for her actions. In a series of messages posted late Friday, the actress said “Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test.’’ She also said, “Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn’t go away overnight.’’ The test result could mean a probation violation and more jail time for the actress. In July, she was sentenced to three months in jail followed by three months in rehab after violating probation stemming from a pair of drug and driving under the influence cases filed after two arrests in 2007.
Charter bus crash leaves 18 injuredSANGER — A charter bus struck a highway barrier after leaving Dallas early yesterday morning, injuring 18 people, including one seriously. The bus left Dallas and was headed to Oklahoma City when it crashed just after midnight near Vanger, about 50 miles north of Dallas, said Trooper Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Safety. The bus driver told authorities that a vehicle swerved in front of him and he took evasive action by pulling into the inside shoulder of the highway.
© Copyright 2010 Globe Newspaper Company.