Connecticut Town Not Liable in Crash Suit

February 4, 2014

A jury has found the town of Greenwich, Conn., not liable in a lawsuit filed by a motorist who was left paralyzed after a collision with a fire-police truck in 2006.

The Greenwich Time reports that William Kumah, of Amityville, N.Y., accused the town of negligence and nuisance for the Cos Cob Fire Police’s safety efforts following a jackknifed tractor-trailer and oil spill on Interstate 95.

Kumah had sought as much $12 million.

Kumah struck a fire truck responding to a crash on I-95 on Sept. 3, 2006. He said the fire truck was not properly positioned so that its lights were visible to oncoming traffic.

Town emergency officials say they hope the ruling will help spur new protections for fire police personnel.

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