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ARTICLE ID 195406

$________ Motor Vehicle Negligence – Intersection collision – Defendant runs a red light and strikes plaintiff’s vehicle lawfully in intersection – Negligently disregarding a steady red traffic light – Cervical disc bulges – Hand contusion – Neck and back sprains and strains.

Montgomery County, PA

In this vehicular negligence action, the plaintiff maintained that the defendant driver ran a red light and negligently entered an intersection, striking the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant denied entering the intersection against a red light, and that the plaintiff was injured as a result of the collision.

On January 15, ________, the female plaintiff was operating her sedan northbound on East Washington Avenue at its intersection with Susquehanna Road in Upper Dublin Township, Pennsylvania. At the same time, the defendant was operating her vehicle eastbound on Susquehanna Road at the same intersection when she disregarded a steady red light and entered the intersection, striking the plaintiff’s vehicle. The allegations against the defendant contained in the plaintiff’s complaint were: Failing to yield the right of way and disregarding a steady red light, operating vehicle at an excessive rate of speed, and failing to remain attentive and keep a proper lookout. In addition, the plaintiff maintained that the defendant car owner negligently entrusted the vehicle to the defendant driver. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff contended that she suffered a right hand contusion, disc bulges at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 with left foraminal encroachment, and cervical/thoracic/lumbar sprain and strain. The defendant made a general denial of all liability, and argued that the plaintiff did not sustain any serious or permanent injury in the collision.The board of arbitrators found in favor of the plaintiff with an award for $________.

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