A Virginia jury recently returned a $5 million verdict for the family of a 16 year-old who was killed in a car accident involving a tractor-trailer. The jury found that the owner of the tractor-trailer and its driver, Kenneth Barbour, were negligent when Barbour ran a red light in 2008 and struck the teen.
The driver previously pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving and was sentenced to two-year’s incarceration earlier this year. The owner of the trailer was found to have failed to properly train and supervise Barbour and to have negligently allowed him to drive a rig with defective parts.
Jury awards $5.25M in Aichs death, Charlottesville Daily Progress, Tasha Kates, November 14, 2009.