21-Year-Old Man Dies After Lexus Started Remotely Crushes Him

A 21-year-old New Jersey man was killed after a Lexus was accidentally remotely started and causing it to jump forward trapping the man between the car and another vehicle, authorities said.

The incident happened in Queens, New York, on December 6. Michael Kosanovich was standing between two parked 2002 Lexus IS300s, NYPD said.

Bystanders pushed one of the cars backward to try and free Kosanovich but the vehicle rolled forward again and pinned him between the two cars.

Kosanovich had trauma to his legs and torso and was taken to the hospital, where he died the next day. Police said that the investigation is ongoing.

Toyota Motor North America, which owns Lexus, says that Lexus did not offer a remote engine starter in the 2002 IS vehicles. The company said the remote-controlled engine starter was added to the car after it was purchased.

Source: N.J. man dies after being pinned by remotely started car parked on NYC street – nj.com

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