A jury found in a recent case tried in Texas that a Texas A&M University student was texting while driving, causing a deadly wreck, and ordered him to pay $22 million in damages. The victim, a senior at Baylor University, was driving to Waco when the November 2007 accident happened. The evidence at trial indicated a vehicle driven by the Defendant crossed the center line and struck the victim’s vehicle head-on. Phone records introduced indicated the Defendant sent and received 15 texts and made seven calls in the 45 minutes before the wreck. Prior to the trial, the Defendant filed for bankruptcy.
Source: Insurance Journal
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