Monday, January 19, 2009

New Mexico Big Rig Collision Yields $15 Million Settlement

Kansas residents Terry and Donna Frederick were driving across New Mexico when they collided with a commercial big rig truck. The truck was being operated by driver Robyn Getchel, who later tested positive for drugs, including methamphetamines. Getchel was backing up from a rest stop onto the highway when the collision occurred. Several passengers in another vehicle were killed, and Terry Frederick suffered a severe spinal cord injury. A judge later reduced the jury award in the case to $15.3 million, claiming that Getchel only bore 65% of the blame in the collision.

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