Toyota's president 'deeply sorry' for crashes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) - Toyota's president testified before Congress Wednesday morning about a massive recall involving an acceleration malfunction in his vehicles.

Akio Toyoda accepted full responsibility for the recalls, and explained that the company grew too quickly to keep up with safety controls. He apologized for the fatal accidents.

"I am deeply sorry for any accidents that Toyota drivers have experienced," Toyoda said.

House lawmakers wanted more. They pushed Toyoda for answers on whether his company's top-selling cars and trucks are safe to drive.

Also testifying Wednesday was Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration head David Strickland and victims' families.