Car Crash Attorney Wins $310K Settlement for Driver Hurt When Municipal Truck Rear-ends Her Vehicle, Pushing it into Head-on Crash with Another Car
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on May 15th, 2020
A car crash attorney has won a $310,000 settlement for a Sedgwick County, Kansas, driver who was seriously injured when a municipal truck smashed into the back of her car and pushed it headlong into another vehicle in late 2017.
Matilda Pruitt was driving in the county on Dec. 26, 2017, when she was rear-ended by a municipal work truck as she was making a left turn from Meridian Street onto 60th Street, according to a May 13 story by The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com. The Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department truck struck her vehicle so hard that it pushed her head-on into another vehicle, the story reported. That collision caused her car to spin and strike a third vehicle after the initial rear-end crash.
The work truck was being driven by municipal employee, Jarrod Truman, when he “negligently, carelessly and recklessly” failed to stop behind Pruitt’s vehicle as she made her turn, according to the lawsuit Pruitt filed in the case. Pruitt sued Truman and the county for negligence in the lawsuit. She suffered head, neck, back and other injuries in the crash, the story reported.
“Truman told the investigating law enforcement officer that ‘he was looking down on the floor of his vehicle when he collided’” with Pruitt’s car, according to the story.
In approving the $310,000 settlement, the Sedgwick County Commission stated it “respects the legal process and had admitted liability in this case as our driver rear-ended Ms. Pruitt as she was waiting to make a left turn.,” the story reported.
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