19 Jan 2013

Fatal crash lawsuit settled

12:33 pm on 19 January 2013

Toyota has settled a wrongful death lawsuit following a fatal crash in Utah in 2010.

The case was brought by the family of Paul Van Alfen and Charlene Jones Lloyd, who were killed when their Toyota Camry crashed into a wall.

Toyota did not disclose the size of the settlement.

Last month Toyota agreed to pay an estimated $US1.1 billion to settle hundreds of lawsuits arising from the costs of safety changes to their vehicles.

The BBC reports that since 2009, Toyota has recalled more than 14 million vehicles worldwide over problems with accelerator pedals becoming trapped under floor mats.