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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,176 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062008

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,176 miles


Vehicle: 2003 Chevy Suburban crash: As vehicle was slowing down to an approaching intersection with a stop sign (in a neighborhood) speed limit approx 25, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to high rate of speed (cruise control activated) causing driver loss of control, vehicle left the road hitting a mailbox, telephone pole and final impact (T-boned) with a parked Ford F150 extra cab pickup truck sitting in a driveway with a lawn trailer attached. Suburban engine continued to accelerate after impact pushing both vehicles (and the trailer) approximately 50 feet. No air-bag deployments even though front bumper was in the interior of the pickup truck and seat belts did not lock or hold. Both vehicles total loss injuries: All 4 passengers in the vehicle sustained minor injuries driver - broken nose from mirror knocked into the vehicle from impact with telephone pole, severe chest/abdomen bruising contact with steering wheel, multiple cuts and abrasions from flying debris & glass. Passenger back left - cuts & abrasions from glass & debris and bruising front passenger - deep tissue/bone bruising on both legs, and right knee, bruising on both arms and chest. Passenger back right - bruising on knees and feet.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

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