Anytime there is a collision between the human body and a car, the automobile always wins.
Jogging in the City
While jogging in the city of Sacramento, a jogger was injured when they were hit by a car. While crossing a street, an automobile collided with the pedestrian. The jogger sued the City of Sacramento for its failure to warn motorists, who were driving on a dangerous S-curve, of a crosswalk. The Plaintiff (jogger) was partially paralyzed and, as a result of injuries to the brain, had difficulty talking. In April of 2011, Plaintiff was awarded $18 million in damages. 51% of the award was attributed to the city. Despite the verdict, reportedly there was a pretrial agreement that capped damages at $6 million.
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