Car drives through front of Chase bank

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. – A car crashed into the front of a Chase bank and through security doors in Oceanside Monday, authorities said.

The driver mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake causing her car to crash through the bank's door in Oceanside Monday, witnesses said.

Firefighters arrived at the bank at 615 College Boulevard around 11 a.m.

One of the bank clerks was able to move away from the incoming car, but suffered minor injuries, according to a witness.  The clerk was driven to a medical center to be evaluated.

There were minor damages to the bank and it was unknown when the bank would reopen, according to Oceanside police.

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  • CharleneBlake

    There is a BIG hidden secret in the auto industry…it’s called ELECTRONIC sudden unintended acceleration! I know…you thought that was just about FLOOR MATS and sticky pedals, or “driver error,” right? That’s certainly what TOYOTA would like you to continue to believe, BUT DON’T!

    These ultra-complex new engines are completely computer driven. Software is needed to control the throttle system. You THINK you are giving gas when you press the accelerator, but you are only SUGGESTING this to the computer. In electronic SUA cases, the throttle software may be glitch-prone and NOT do as you wish.

    What happens then? Well, the glitch may (and has for countless SUA victims) result in an OPEN THROTTLE situation. The brakes become INEFFECTIVE in these situations and crashes into storefronts, buildings, and homes have resulted.

    What does the automaker say? They hook the vehicles up to the computer and declare NOTHING WRONG! They cite the EDR which has erroneous data and say YOU were NOT braking. They point the finger at you based on AGE, GENDER, MEDICAL history, prescription meds, etc. YOU name it, they’ve TRIED it!

    Get the picture? And you THOUGHT the GM issue was big? Think again! This cover-up of ELECTRONIC SUA is scandalous and very well-orchestrated.

    Why even a WHISTLEBLOWER has been legally harassed by Toyota as it does NOT want her Toyota internal docs posted online anymore. The automaker wants to intimidate and SILENCE her. It doesn’t want the PUBLIC involved, for goodness sake!

    Charlene Blake

    • Azar Hadi

      Very interesting that it show clearly what the car is, but when it is a Toyota or Lexus is always hidden from public. Toyota and Lexus have a long history of suddenly accelerating without any input from drivers. They will go through buildings, storefronts, day cares, land in the lake, lap pool and you name it Toyota/ Lexus does it.

  • Parris Boyd

    Ford ranks second to Toyota when it comes to runaway vehicles, and there’s evidence GALORE of defects in Toyota’s electronic throttle control. No make is immune – Jeeps, for example, are notorious for speeding out of control at carwashes, and there’s an epidemic – Miami Herald ran a story – of vehicles crashing into buildings. I’ve been blogging about the situation – search “Beware of Toyota. Their next victim may be YOU…”

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