Summary of Lynda’s Story here.
On June 10, 2010 Lynda was driving her 2008 Prius on the highway, the vehicle lunged and continued accelerating to 70 mph. Even with a hard brake, she could not slow the vehicle down below 45 mph. Fearing she was going to crash, she drove into a drainage ditch and struck 3 culverts before coming to rest. Smoke was billowing out from under both front wheel wells. A trucker behind her used a fire extinguisher on the wheels. Lynda was shaken and bruised. Toyota claimed there was no evidence of a design defect to cause the accident.