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Georgia trucking company with $8M verdict in motorcycle crash

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A Georgia jury awarded $8 million to a motorcyclist who was seriously injured when a dump truck hit an orange construction barrel, which ricocheted into his path and caused him to lose control of his bike on Interstate 75.

The Clayton County, jury deliberated for roughly two hours before returning a verdict in favor of Ronnie Stevens, who sustained a fractured wrist and a shattered ankle in the crash.

The jury found that JRK Trucking Inc. of Jonesboro, Georgia, and its driver, Donald Parks, were responsible for the crash.

Stevens, now 41, was riding his Harley-Davidson Street Glide southbound on I-75 on Oct. 12, 2015, when a dump truck driven by Parks “attempted to move into a closed lane of travel in order to go into a construction site in the median of the highway and negligently struck an orange construction barrel,” according to court documents.

Read the source article at FreightWaves

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