MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for a Minnesota man whose Toyota rammed into another car in 2006, killing three people, says the man has been wracked by guilt over the crash.
Attorney Robert Hilliard asked a jury to consider the mental anguish Koua Fong Lee has suffered as it considers his lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp.
Lee spent 2 1/2 years in prison before publicity over sudden acceleration in later-model Toyotas helped bring about his release.
Lee and survivors of the other family in the crash are suing Toyota. They argue his 1996 Camry was defective even though the model was never recalled by Toyota.
Attorneys for Toyota have argued that there’s no way Lee’s car could have accelerated so quickly before the crash if he was hitting the brakes as he claims.