A Manhattan jury awarded $27.5 M to a woman who lost her left leg after a New York City Transit bus ran over her while it was turning a corner two blocks from her apartment in 2005.
The woman, Gloria Aguilar, 45, who had to have her leg amputated and has worn a prosthetic leg ever since, cried when the verdict was announced.
In recent months, juries have awarded three other plaintiffs in personal injury cases against New York City Transit a total of about $11 million, but the agency is appealing all of them.
In the case involving Ms. Aguilar, one of the main issues was whether she had been in or outside the crosswalk when she was hit, at 50th Street and 10th Avenue on Nov. 4, 2005. The transit agency contended that she had walked into the path of the bus.
Mr. Rubinowitz, the woman’s attorney, said he had shown how the wheel, with its 40,000 pounds of weight, crushed a portion of Ms. Aguilar’s lower left leg, from just above the ankle to below the knee, although the foot was not damaged. Ms. Aguilar’s leg was amputated at Bellevue Hospital Center.
Two weeks later, Mr. Rubinowitz said, doctors had to perform another operation to amputate her leg to the groin, because of infection. She has been unable to work since then, he said.
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