A woman with long-term brain damage stemming from a vehicle collision with a pizza delivery man on a wet road has been awarded $11 million by a jury.
The crash occurred on a rain-slick road when the pizza driver crossed the centerline and struck the victim, then 49, head-on. The incident resulted in a host of injuries for the victim, including brain damage and post-concussion syndrome.
During the three-day trial, representatives for the parent pizza company, Papa John’s, insisted that the driver’s truck hydroplaned on the wet road yet managed to stop before actually being struck by the victim’s car.
Their theory, however, melted away when the victim and her lawyer showed jurors evidence gathered at the scene that clearly showed the pizza driver’s vehicle was in motion.
Jurors reached their decision on the verdict in less than four hours.
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