BVC-CHAT Vehicle/Cyclist Settlement
frank.irwin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 13:57:28 CDT 2007
On 4/12/07, Josh Benn <Josh at hle.com> wrote:
> Motor Vehicle - Travis County
> Bicyclist run over by pickup received $1.5 million
> A driver of a pickup who ran over a bicyclist settled with her for $1.5
> million. The accident took place at an intersection in Austin, where the
> pickup driver, Hollis Jeffries, was making a left turn just as Linda Collins
> was cycling through the intersection. Jeffries ran over Collins, causing
> extensive injuries, including a broken leg, broken jaw and broken ribs.
> Collins alleged that Jeffries failed to keep a proper lookout, but Jeffries
> claimed that Collins ran a stop sign. The settlement was reached in December
I'm not saying it didn't happen, but I didn't hear about this, and as I live in
Austin, I usually do.
Anyhows, if Collins did indeed run a stop sign, she doesn't get any sympathy
from me. That assumes, of course, that "running the stop sign" meant that she
blew through it, and didn't just not put a foot down. If Collins had
been in a car
and gotten hit by running the stop sign, she would have been at fault.
I guess there weren't any witnesses...
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