- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A jogger who abruptly turned around in front of a cyclist on the Roanoke River Greenway has been ordered to pay $300,000.

The Roanoke Times (https://bit.ly/1IJnsEG ) reports that a Roanoke Circuit Court jury last month determined that 62-year-old jogger William Bundy was negligent in causing a June 2012 collision with cyclist Ann Shepherd.

In Shepherd’s complaint, the cyclist says Bundy “turned around suddenly,” causing her to fall off her bike and suffer bleeding and bruising of the brain.

Bundy says he heard no approaching warning and has high-frequency hearing loss.

According to court documents, Shepherd said because of the head trauma, she does not remember whether she announced she was passing Bundy.

Shepherd’s lawsuit had sought $750,000. In her filings, she cited about $81,000 in medical bills and $7,600 in lost wages.


Information from: The Roanoke Times, https://www.roanoke.com

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