MINNEAPOLIS » A man who spent 2 1/2 years in prison after a crash in his Toyota that killed three people in Minnesota says he’s still haunted by the accident.
Taking the stand in a lawsuit against the Japanese automaker, Koua Fong Lee told jurors his heart races and his body shakes every time he thinks about the accident.
Lee was the leadoff witness Thursday in the lawsuit over the 2006 crash. Lee was driving a 1996 Camry that slammed into the back of a family’s Oldsmobile. He’s among several plaintiffs seeking damages from Toyota over the crash.
Lee has always maintained that he pumped his brakes but the car wouldn’t stop. Toyota says Lee’s car wasn’t defective and he hit the gas instead of the brake.