Camry in Church Crash Predated Recall - NBC Connecticut

Camry in Church Crash Predated Recall



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    Toyota Camry injures five outside a Waterbury church.

    The driver of the Toyota Camry involved in a crash outside a church on Saturday blamed the crash on a sticky accelerator, but the car was not involved in the recent recall.

    Waterbury police say the car is a 2003 Camry. The recall, however, applies only to certain 2007 to 2010 Camrys.

    Evelyn Szynkowicz, 77, did not answer her door for NBC Connecticut on Monday, but police said she told them her car wouldn't stop when she pulled out of a parking space and the car blasted through a guardrail and out of a parking lot.

    Three other elderly women were injured when the guardrail fell on them. Carolyn Conte, 85, is hospitalized in stable condition. The two other women struck were 85 and 93 years old.

    Szynkowicz and her car went airborne across Highland Avenue where her car hit another car and plowed into an iron fence outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

    Mass had finished just a few minutes before.

    Police expect results of tests on Szynkowicz's car from their mechanic later this week.