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Woman awarded $5M in tractor-trailer crash

A B.C. woman left with brain injuries after her head struck a passing tractor-trailer nearly five years ago has been awarded more than $5 million in a negligence lawsuit.

A B.C. woman left with brain injuries after her head struck a passing tractor-trailer nearly five years ago has been awarded more than $5 million in a negligence lawsuit.

Christina MacEachern was 27 years old at the time of the accident in September 2005 in Surrey.

A B.C. Supreme Court decision says MacEachern was either walking or riding her bicycle on the shoulder of King George Highway while facing traffic when she encountered a parked pickup truck that extended into the shoulder. The ruling says that as MacEachern went around the truck, her head came into contact with a passing tractor-trailer, leaving her with injuries that have left her “childlike,” with poor short-term memory.

Judge William Ehrcke concluded MacEachern was 20 per cent responsible, leaving driver John Gardner Rennie and his employer, Canadian National Transportation Ltd., to bear the remaining responsibility. Ehrcke has awarded MacEachern about $5.3 million to cover the cost of future care, as well as $320,000 in damages.

 
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