Missouri Univesity Student Awarded $450,000 in Bicycle Accident

A student at Missouri University was awarded $450,000, a jury in Missouri found this week. The student was struck on a bike while crossing an intersection and then hit a second time and dragged by a Columbia Water and Light truck. Jurors determined that the driver of the first car and the City of Columbia were to blame for 25 percent of the accident.

The verdict was for $1.8 million but under Missouri’s comparative negligence law, the defendants are responsible for their portion of 25% of the fault.