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Canadian Couple Receives $9M Jury Verdict Over Bike Wreck

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A jury has awarded greater than $9 million in damages to a person and girl from Vancouver, British Columbia, who had been struck by an 18-wheeler truck whereas using their bikes alongside Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

The eight-member jury discovered Exel Inc. — extra generally referred to as the delivery firm DHL — responsible for the Aug. 3, 2016, collision late Friday after a five-day trial in US District Court docket in Portland.

It awarded $1.Three million in financial damages, $four million in non-economic damages and $four million in punitive damages to Eric Moutal, whose decrease left leg was practically amputated, and $400,000 in non-economic damages to his now spouse, Andrea Newman, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Moutal, who was 31 on the time, and Newman, then 25, had been vacationing in Oregon, tenting and biking in the Columbia River Gorge earlier than a deliberate go to to Portland.

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