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Paralyzed Kansas accident victim wins $38.5M verdict

 

February 8, 2018



COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A woman paralyzed from the chest down in a 2014 southeast Kansas crash has won a $38.5 million verdict.

The Joplin Globe reports that Cherokee County jurors returned the verdict last week after a five-day trial. Kara Hansen was just 16 and behind the wheel of a 1966 Ford Mustang when she was struck from behind while waiting to turn left into the driveway of her family's home.

The Mustang had only a lap belt and the back of her driver's seat broke. She hit her head on the windshield and now needs around-the-clock care.

A deputy testified that the driver who rear-ended...



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