"I can't believe that a guy with his pregnant wife, a kid in a car seat, his father-in-law and a brother-in-law in the car, would purposely be speeding up this ramp like that," said Bridgette Trice, whose seven-year old daughter later died from injuries suffered in the accident.
She said the news stories about Toyota's problems led her to reconsider what happened in the accident that killed her daughter.
"Maybe there is something to what Mr. Lee said was going on with him in his car, that he couldn't stop, that he tried his hardest, and the brakes, that his car wouldn't stop," said Ms. Trice.
"He's never wavered on his story that his brakes were bad," she added.
"Now that we know what we know, I promise you there are jurors out there, in the criminal case, that are just shaking their heads saying finally something makes sense," said Bob Hilliard, a lawyer representing the family of the people killed in the accident.
Hilliard says Toyota has many questions to answer about this case.
"I believe that Toyota sat on its hands and watched as a man who did not have any conscious part of this accident was tried in a criminal court and sent to jail for eight years," said Hilliard.
A Toyota spokesman said the company would not comment because the case could lead to lawsuits against Toyota.