A California jury awarded a disabled motorcyclist $31.5 million, finding The State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), 15% responsible for the man’s injuries and the driver who hit him, 85% at fault. The settlement will help the victim receive the 24-hour nursing care he will need for the rest of his life due to severe brain damage and spinal cord injuries.
The lawsuit alleged that not only was the other driver careless and negligent, but that the state failed to fix a road they knew was dangerous. The intersection has been nicknamed "Death Highway" and "Blood Alley" because of numerous hazards to drivers.
During the investigation, evidence showed that Caltrans' Chief of Operations received a complaint over a year ago about the dangerous intersection, but action was taken even though there had been ten previous accidents at the same site.
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