Truckers Hit With $27M Verdict Over Fatal Road Rage Crash
By Daniel Siegal (May 13, 2019, 7:12 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal jury hit two transportation companies and their drivers with a $26.5 million verdict for causing a highway road-rage incident that ended with one of the trucks colliding head-on with a car, killing a woman and severely injuring her husband.
After deliberating for almost six hours following a nine-day trial, the Pendleton jury returned Friday with a verdict in favor of Matthew Allison and the estate of the deceased Sara E. Allison, finding that the concerted negligence of RV-transportation company Horizon Transport Inc. driver Jonathan Hogaboom and trucking company Smoot Brothers Transportation drivers James Decou and Peter Barnes caused...
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