Indiana Woman Awarded $750K in Police Car Crash

September 14, 2009

Jurors have awarded $750,000 to a Gary, Ind., woman who sued the city after she was hurt when a police cruiser hit her car.

Attorneys for Hazel Osborne say that she had the green light when she was struck by a police car going 60 mph. The officer says his lights and siren were operating, but two EMTs in a nearby ambulance say the warning signals were off.

Osborne sustained broken ribs and other injuries and sought $187,000 in damages.

The jury found in Osborne’s favor Sept. 9.

Gary City Attorney Carl Jones says the verdict is excessive and the city will appeal.

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