$49 Million Awarded in Fatal Highway Truck Accident

A California jury has awarded $49 million in a lawsuit stemming from a highway accident in 2007 that left one man dead and a police officer paralyzed. The officer had pulled a man over on the highway when a truck slammed into them, killing the other driver and rendering the police officer a quadriplegic. The truck driver pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.  Wire Report , San Francisco Chronicle  01/27/2011

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