Iowa Jury Finds City Liable to Victim of Squad Car Accident

March 8, 2013

The city of Waterloo, Iowa, has been found liable of a 2008 squad car accident that left a man paralyzed.

A Black Hawk County jury returned a verdict Wednesday in favor of 22-year-old Jarvis Boggs, of Waterloo. He was awarded more than $13 million, and will get just over $10 million after the jury ruled he was partially at fault for the crash.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the verdict includes money for past and future medical expenses for Boggs, who was paralyzed for life.

Waterloo Officer Dustin Yates’ squad car collided with Boggs’ vehicle in December 2008. Yates was traveling to a call without lights or sirens.

Both Yates and Boggs say they had a green light.

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