New Mexico Family Awarded Over $1 Million in Fatal Accident With Police Officer
The City of Clovis, New Mexico will pay the family of a woman who died in a fatal accident over $1 million. The accident, which occurred in November 2010, involved a city police officer who was dismissed from the police force after charges were filed against him.
The police officer, who was driving 56 mph in a 35 mph zone, ran through a stop sign at Sycamore and Grand streets, then struck the vehicle where the woman was a passenger. The driver of her vehicle was injured.
The family of the deceased woman and her driver are currently working out an agreement over the split of the award. The families will split $750,000 which is the maximum amount of the city’s tort.
The former police officer is awaiting a trial on a vehicular homicide charge.
If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please call Munley Law at 855-866-5529 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.
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