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Colorado Women Award $7.2 Million over Greyhound Bus Accident

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A Dallas jury has found Greyhound and a bus driver grossly negligent, and awarded Ashley Reedy of Colorado compensatory damages in the amount of $2.2 million, and punitive damages in the amount of $4.8 million after Reedy filed a lawsuit against Greyhound and bus driver Rashad Armand Nichols over an accident that occurred in December 2007.

According to the lawsuit, Nichols was using his cell phone while driving on Interstate 40 in Wheeler County, Texas. Nichols lost control of the bus as he approached a collision on the icy highway. The bus rolled over and caused passenger Reedy to suffer back, neck, and head injuries. An investigation into the accident found that Nichols had used his cell phone 17 times in three hours before the accident occurred.

Statistics published by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention say that 15 people are killed and over 1,200 injured in crashes involving distracted driving, and the majority of the distraction is caused by cell phone use.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Colorado Women Award $7.2 Million over Greyhound Bus Accident was posted on Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 9:14 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Accident Lawsuits.

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