Jury Awards $28M In Crash That Left Minnesota Teen Paralyzed
ELY, Minn. (AP) - A jury has awarded more than $28 million to a woman paralyzed in a crash with school bus in northern Minnesota, but it remains to be seen whether she'll ever receive the entire award.
Paige Anderson was 16 years old when the bus from the Ely School District crashed into a car in which she was a passenger in Coleraine. The 2009 crash left Anderson a quadriplegic. Another passenger, Emmy Foss of Bovey, died in the accident.
Reports say jurors in Itasca County recently assigned 10 percent fault to the bus driver and the rest to the teen driving the car. Anderson's lawyers say both defendants are insured against such claims, but the coverage is substantially less than the verdict.
The defendants could appeal the verdict.