Fatal Accident Settled for $1 Million

February 1, 2012

The parents of a champion high school wrestler who died after his Buick slammed into a disabled truck settled their lawsuit against the trucking company for $1 million.

Gloria and Mike Trudeau sued Florida Express Freightways and the driver of the tractor trailer, Audo Sanchez. Danny Trudeau was a 1996 graduate of Santalucas High School. He was 18 years old when he died of severe head injuries sustained in the crash.

During trial, Gloria Trudeau wiped away tears as the family’s lawyer, William E. Johnson, spoke of her son’s accomplishments. Johnson argued that Sanchez and the trucking company were at fault because Sanchez should have pulled the truck off the road when it became disabled.

After five days of trial, and before the defense began it’s case, Florida Express and Sanchez paid their policy limits of $1 million to settle the case.

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