$11.5 Million Settlement – Tractor-trailer runs over woman riding her bicycle
Excerpt from Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
This personal injury case arose out of a motor vehicle collision in June 2015 between a tractor-trailer and a bicyclist. The plaintiff was riding her bicycle on the street. The defendant was driving a tractor-trailer pulling out of a trucking terminal. As the defendant pulled out into the street, the defendant struck the plaintiff, running over her and her bicycle. The incident was captured on a security camera. The defendants stipulated to negligence, however, they alleged the plaintiff was contributorily negligent for failing to keep a proper lookout and should have stopped before riding her bicycle in front of a moving tractor-trailer.