In a move that could end up affecting some Camry owners in North Carolina, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has made a preliminary evaluation of possible brake defects in 2007 and 2008 Camry models. The agency has identified 59 complaints related to faulty brake actuation in these vehicles, 40 percent of which occurred at speeds greater than 40 mph. Brake failures at those velocities could lead to a dangerous car accident. Thus far, two accidents have been linked to the possible defect and the NHTSA is investigating whether any injuries or fatalities may be related.
When we hear about car accidents on the news or read about them on the internet most people feel safe knowing that it didn't happen in their town. Many residents in Dunn will not be able to say that anytime soon though; not after a two-car crash near their town ended in injury.
In January 2007, one bad decision changed the lives of three teenagers in North Carolina forever. It was the driver, a then 18-year-old Raleigh teen, who made the decision to get behind the wheel after drinking and driving. Going over 70 mph, his car suddenly went off an embankment, killing one of his passengers, an 18-year-old man and seriously injuring the other passenger as well.