James Sikes has a lot of debt and a colorful history.
The timing is certainly odd coming right as Toyota panic was making headlines. And it certainly is coincidental that the "stuck accelerator" happened on a wide open freeway with miles of open road straight ahead rather than on city streets, a congested freeway, or heading west toward the ocean.
UPDATE: Forbes destroys Sikes. And if you want Sikes' side of the story, you can call him at (619)-957-7355.