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Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by Freebuzz: 9:42am On Dec 14, 2019
A New York man has died after being crushed by an empty car accidentally started by remote control.

Michael Kosanovich, 21, had been standing between two parked 2002 Lexus IS300s, on 6 December, when one of them had been started remotely by its owner, police said.

The car rolled forward and he was pinned between the two vehicles.

Bystanders tried to push them apart but as they did so, the car rolled forward and crushed him again.

Mr Kosanovich was taken to hospital with severe trauma to his torso and legs, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD). He died of his injuries on 7 December.

The NYPD said Mr Kosanovich had been inspecting one of the vehicles at the time of the accident, intending to buy it.

A spokeswoman for Toyota Motor North America told BBC News: “Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Michael Kosanovich.

“Although many details are unknown at this time, we have reached out to local law enforcement to offer support in the investigation.”

Toyota added that Lexus “did not offer a factory-installed remote start in the 2002 IS” car model.

This would suggest such a remote ignition system would have needed to be retrofitted to work with the 2002 Lexus IS300.

The system’s instruction manual warns users they should never remotely start the engine if they are “unaware of the circumstances surrounding the vehicle” as it could pose a threat to the lives of anyone in the car’s vicinity.


SOURCE : https://freebuzz.com.ng/man-killed-by-lexus-car-being-remotely-started/
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by backnbeta(f): 9:56am On Dec 14, 2019
What a painful way to go!
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by Aidejay(m): 10:08am On Dec 14, 2019
Empty cars killing people
I fear for the robotics age

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Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by aminusodiq(m): 11:24am On Dec 14, 2019
Hh
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by Maverickking1(m): 11:59am On Dec 14, 2019
Feels like an assassination to me.

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Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by mu2sa2: 12:01pm On Dec 14, 2019
Hmmmmmmm! And they want to introduce driver-less car!
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by chariisGRACE(m): 1:04pm On Dec 14, 2019
H
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by KINGreignn: 1:11pm On Dec 14, 2019
OP, change the topic, it's not a Lexus that killed the victim. It's wrongful activation of aftermarket retrofitted remote start system that killed the victim. May his soul rest in peace.

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Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by shortgun(m): 4:13pm On Dec 14, 2019
Jap shitboxes doing what they know best.
Killing people everyday.
98.9 accidents that claims lives even in Nigeria Japanese cosmetic shitboxes must be involved.

I once saw a V6 Highlander that the ABS module was completely disconnected,to my surprise the vehicle still drives as if all is well. grin grin grin
You can't try that with a Benz or any proper vehicle.

This is one of the reasons Japanese cartons are not safe, someone can just wake up and make dangerous modifications and the vehicle will still drive.

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Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by Ifecobestie(m): 4:31pm On Dec 14, 2019
chai embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by osamz007: 4:43pm On Dec 14, 2019
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Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by Sofistcatdmoron: 4:53pm On Dec 14, 2019
fake story, a lexus car cant move by itself when started with remote

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Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by stanisbaratheon: 7:16pm On Dec 14, 2019
What a bizarre way to die.


Thank God there's no picture of the dead man. On the other hand, Nigeria. lipsrsealed
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by bigiyaro(m): 7:57pm On Dec 14, 2019
Maverickking1:
Feels like an assassination to me.
my tots too, if not, the car didn't before or after but until the victim is at the exact spot. haba!
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by somto05: 10:50pm On Dec 14, 2019
This is truly disheartening
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by KINGreignn: 11:39pm On Dec 14, 2019
shortgun:
Jap shitboxes doing what they know best.
Killing people everyday.
98.9 accidents that claims lives even in Nigeria Japanese cosmetic shitboxes must be involved.

I once saw a V6 Highlander that the ABS module was completely disconnected,to my surprise the vehicle still drives as if all is well. grin grin grin
You can't try that with a Benz or any proper vehicle.

This is one of the reasons Japanese cartons are not safe, someone can just wake up and make dangerous modifications and the vehicle will still drive.

Irrelevant opinion.

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Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by segebase(m): 5:25am On Dec 15, 2019
e yaa

Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by AmuDimpka: 11:05am On Dec 15, 2019
Thank Lord that I drive ML 4matic not these Japanese junk cars

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Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by shortgun(m): 1:51pm On Dec 15, 2019
KINGreignn:

Irrelevant opinion.
I see u always like to get noticed. angry
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by KINGreignn: 5:18am On Dec 17, 2019
shortgun:

I see u always like to get noticed. angry
Irrelevant speech!
Re: Man Killed By Lexus Car Being Remotely Started by KINGreignn: 5:21am On Dec 17, 2019
Ladyzeus:

After purchase retrofitted, no harm in reading the post before commenting
I bet you misunderstood the write-up.
Fact: Lexus didn't retrofit remote start in these cars from factory, so it's definitely an aftermarket install which may go wrong and isn't backed by warranty which by the way must had long been expired.
Secondly, it was during it's operation it happened (prolly due improper operating procedures or a malfunction or non safety checks).

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