Toyota has been having a hard time of late due to the recent recall problem – things are about to get much worse for the Japanese automaker. We know that the Toyota Prius has been having problems with its accelerator pedal getting stuck – now the police are involved.
One California Highway Patrol officer had to come to the aid of a Prius driver to help slow down his hybrid vehicle – traveling at 96mph. Thankfully the officer managed to get the gas-electric to a safe stop – we can only imagine how freighting the ordeal was.
According to the Associated Press, the driver was 61 and tried his brakes – only to find that they would not stop the vehicle. The police officer managed to drive alongside the Prius and instructed the driver to push the brakes as hard as he could and to also apply the emergency brake.
The car then slowed to 50mph – still a dangerous speed – and the officer pulled in front as a precautionary measure as the car coasted to a halt. Toyota has since sent a technical specialist to investigate what happened.
The recent recall has not had an affect on Prius sales, which you can read more on here.