- Associated Press - Sunday, March 5, 2017

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida jury has awarded a family nearly $52 million for a 2013 car crash that left them all with life-altering injuries.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports (https://bit.ly/2maUzkV ) that Yolanda Aldana and her four children were stopped at a red light when their vehicle was struck from behind by a car driven by Nathan Pyles.

Aldana suffered a brain injury, among other injuries. All the children were 12 or younger at the time, including a 23-month-old who is now a paraplegic with no use of his hands.

Pyles was found guilty for careless driving with serious bodily injuries and not wearing a seatbelt. He told police he didn’t remember the crash.

Ervin Gonzalez, one of the family’s attorneys, said the award addresses potential lost income and medical costs.


Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/

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