A claim filed in United States District Court filed by a 28 year old Derry, New Hampshire mother on behalf of herself and her deceased 6-year-old son settled on the eve of trial for $2.5 million.
The mother was driving a motor vehicle northbound on Interstate 93 in February, 2007 in a snowstorm and icy conditions when her the vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer, which jack knifed while attempting to pass her. Her car was dragged several hundred yards.
The boy was killed instantly and the mother suffered grave injuries, including a concussion, a lacerated liver, a fractured right hip and a collapsed lung. She remained in a coma for five days without knowing that her son had died in the accident.
Her Massachusetts accident attorney filed an action against the driver of the truck and his employer, Fidele Tremblay Inc., owner of the truck, alleging that the driver was operating at an unreasonably high speed given the road conditions.
As reported in: Manchester Union Leader