A jury awarded a 21-year-old Florida woman $65 million for her injuries in a 2007 crash. The verdict is considered to be one of the largest by a Polk County jury.
The verdict stemmed from a traffic crash in Zolfo Springs that left Kendra Lymon in a coma and hospitalized for months.
Lymon had been driving her Dodge Neon on Aug. 21, 2007, when a tractor-trailer owned by Bynum Transport, struck her car at State Road 35 and State Road 64, according to the lawsuit naming Bynum and the driver.
The truck’s driver, Robert Bohn, a battalion chief for Polk County Fire Services, was working part-time for the trucking company.
Bohn said in a deposition that he went into the intersection because he had the green light.
But at trial, Lymon’s lawyers argued their client had the green light and produced an eyewitness to testify as such.
Despite regaining consciousness and undergoing therapy, Lymon continues to require 24-hour care and supervision, according to her lawyers.
Vanessa Lymon said in her deposition that her daughter’s injuries from the crash left her unable to care for herself.
During a normal day, family members must help Kendra Lymon bathe, dress, eat, go to the bathroom and do other routine tasks. She has trouble walking and sometimes requires a wheelchair.
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