oops, busted . . .

on march 9, 2010, there was a crash involving a toyota prius in new york.  due to the recent mass recall by toyota, this crash garnered some attention, and the ny police investigated to see if vehicular failure caused the crash.  below is the finding.

Police for the first time publicly identified the car’s driver: Gloria D. Rosel, 56, an Ohio resident employed as a live-in housekeeper.  She has a valid Ohio driver’s license, Marraccini said.

Rosel truly believes she hit the brake, but the facts show she was flooring the accelerator, Marraccini said.

He said she will not face any charge, such as filing a false report, because she did not intend to deceive police.

Detroit Free Press, March 23, 2010 (retrieved from http://www.freep.com/article/20100323/BUSINESS01/100323022/1002/rss02)

that’s really sad.  instead of being able to point the finger at toyota, the sad thing is that the paper just revealed this stinging bit of reality: she drove like s~*.  sucks big time.