$31M Jury Award For Unsafe Calif. Highway

July 23, 2012

Jurors say California’s transportation agency is partly responsible for a dangerous stretch of highway dubbed “Blood Alley” and a severely injured motorcyclist should get more than $31 million.

The San Bernardino County jury decided on Thursday that the California Department of Transportation was partly responsible because the agency had been warned about the unsafe stretch of Highway138 in the Mojave Desert community of Pinon Hills.

Los Angeles attorney David Evans suffered severe brain and spinal cord injuries in the April 2009 collision.

The San Bernardino County Sun reported Evans, who needs 24-hour nursing care for the rest of his life, was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle turning left on the highway.

A voicemail message left early Friday for a Caltrans spokesman wasn’t immediately returned.

Topics California

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