God vs. engineers: The latest chapter

A Lexus automobile played a minor role.

In a rock-em sock-em battle in a death match in Tennessee, God bounced back and triumphed over some automotive engineers, according to this February 23, 2010 Associated Press report:

Also testifying were Toyota drivers, including Rhonda Smith, a Sevierville, Tenn., woman whose Toyota-made Lexus suddenly zoomed to 100 miles per hour as she tried to get it to stop — shifting to neutral, trying to throw the car into reverse and hitting the emergency brake. Finally, her car slowed down before she crashed.

She told described her nightmare ride in October 2006, calling it “a near death experience.” Fighting back tears, Smith told the panel “I prayed to God to help me.”

“After six miles, God intervened” and slowed the car, she said.

(Thanks to investigator William J. Maloney for bringing this to our attention.)