Friday, October 28, 2016

Toyota RAV4: Uber driver slams into Boston building with passenger onboard

 Going 70+ mph down low-speed deadend area. Toyota RAV4

Police said Caillot's Toyota was first involved in a minor crash near Cambridge St. and Grove St., before losing control and crashing into the brick wall at 79 Pinckney Street.

Uber driver slams into Boston building with passenger onboard

Cause of crash under investigation

UPDATED 10:28 PM EDT Oct 26, 2016

BOSTON —The vehicle that slammed into a building in downtown Boston was being driven by an Uber driver who had a passenger onboard at the time of the crash. 
An SUV went straight through a brick building in the Beacon Hill section of Boston at Myrtle and Grove Streets. 
Witnesses said the Toyota RAV4 was speeding up Grove Street, possibly after being invovled in a hit and run on Cambridge Street. 
Boston EMS said two people were inside the car and were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. 
The driver's wife, who identified the driver as Jean Caillot, told Newscenter 5's Shaun Chaiyabhatthat her husband has been an Uber driver for three years and that he was driving with a passenger onboard. Uber confirmed this information and said they have reached out to Caillot. 
It is unclear why Caillot drove into the building at this time. He suffered minor injuries, but no broken bones from the crash. 
The passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 
Nobody was inside the apartment unit at the time of the crash. The homeowner said she's glad nobody was home. Inspectional Services examined the home and deemed it livable.

Lutchee naidoo wrote:
I was parking my Toyota rev4 into a car park and vehicle was totally stopped ,when it suddenly surged into rev and started moving forward,I couldn't control the vehicle even though I was pressing on the brakes for dear life,it gained speed ,rampaged pass trees and knocked a stationery vehicle ,climbing on a curb and getting onto the street of oncoming vehicles.I hit the curb of the street and finely managing to bring the car to a stop and putting it into park and turning the car down.I sustained injuries throughout this ordeal.I don't want to drive this car again

Totally traumatised by this

Bought a used 2012 Toyota Rav 4 with over 50K miles on it in December 2014. When decelerating, usually in preparation to slow down or stop, and usually at low speed, the engine will suddenly rev very high and pressing the brake pedal often cannot stop the forward movement immediately. Have to force the transmission out of drive into neutral. I have an appointment with the local Toyota dealership tomorrow. Am reading that this is not an uncommon problem with several Toyota models, but specifically the Rav 4. This is a very dangerous malfunction and could result in serious accident if the driver cannot overcome the acceleration quickly. Sounds like the Toyota dealerships are unable to diagnose or fix the problem and are foisting it off on driver error, floor mats, etc. I'm going to take a bath if I have to sell the car, but will have to if the problem is not fixed. Surely Toyota has figured out the repair since 2012?


2012 Prius C: "THIS CAR IS DANGEROUS!!!! Someone will die."

SONOMA -- One person was killed and three others were injured in a collision involving three motorcycles and a SUV on Saturday along Highway 1 in Sonoma County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers responded to a report of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle about 12:30 p.m. in the northbound lane of Highway 1 near the Fort Ross State Historic Park in Sonoma County. 
Alexander Odgers-McGuire, 19, of Concord, was traveling south in a Toyota Rav4 at an unknown speed when his vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines into the northbound lane, officers said.


Fatal Toyota RAV4 crash

SUV catapults 60 feet off bridge, lands upright; 2 inside OK 

AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Marko Georgiev