A Florida jury handed down a massive multi-million dollar verdict following a 2018 crash that left a motorcyclist severely injured.
On Friday, October 2, a jury in Florida’s Second Circuit Court returned a $411,726,608 verdict for Duane Washington, 42, in a case against Top Auto Express Trucking Company.
Washington, a former career Army sergeant, suffered major injuries in a 45 vehicle pileup crash that occurred during stormy weather on westbound I-10 in Tallahassee, Florida, on July 24, 2018.
As heavy rain fell, traffic slowed on the interstate. Local news outlet WCTV reports that “a semi-truck with Top Auto Trucking Company tried to avoid a collision, but instead jackknifed and caused the domino effect of crashes” that ultimately involved 45 vehicles.