Pennsylvania Jury Awards $6.8M in 2007 DUI Crash

August 23, 2010

An eastern Pennsylvania jury has awarded $6.8 million in damages to a woman who was injured in a 2007 drunken driving crash.

A Chester County jury found a Coatesville restaurant liable for having continued to serve a man who had been visibly intoxicated.

Ryan Fell, of West Brandywine, says she is still in pain and remains unemployed because of the March 2007 accident.

Omar Villalava-Martinez, formerly of Parkesburg, had been drinking at the Famous Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Coatesville before getting in his car and smashing and head-on into Fell’s car just four miles down the road.

Villalava, an illegal immigrant, was later deported to Mexico. The restaurant has since closed.

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