An Albemarle County, Va jury awarded $5.25 million to the parents and sibling of a 16-year-old county girl who was killed in a car accident in 2008.
The jury found that Don B. Swisher Trucking Corp., McCann Delivery Service and Kenneth Barbour were negligent when Barbour hit Sydney Aichs’ 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier with a tractor-trailer while running a red light on May 9, 2008.
Barbour pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving earlier this year and was sentenced to a two-year active prison sentence. Aichs’ parents, Clinton and Michele Aichs, filed a $15 million lawsuit against all of the defendants in October 2008 that accused them of negligence and requested punitive damages.
The lawsuit accused Barbour of not slowing down when he approached the northbound lane of the intersection, which is partially hidden from afar by a hill. Aichs was making a left turn onto U.S. 29 southbound when her car was hit by the tractor-trailer. The complaint claimed Barbour’s employers didn’t train or supervise Barbour adequately and allowed him to drive a rig with defective parts.
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