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CONSTRUCTION WORKER ACCEPTS $4.3 MILLION SETTLEMENT

AUTO / MOTORCYCLE / TRACTOR TRAILER INJURY

An Allegany County construction worker has accepted a $4.3 million settlement  in an accident that left him permanently disabled.  The worker sustained a severe head injury when a fatigued truck driver rear-ended his vehicle at a Southern Tier Expressway bridge resurfacing site. The trucker, who had illegally been at the wheel of his westbound tractor-trailer for 21 hours, rear-ended the construction worker’s pickup truck, ejecting the victim from his vehicle and causing him to be thrown down an embankment and knocked unconscious.  The victim remained in a coma for 3 ½ weeks.  Doctors have told the victim that he can never hold another job because of balance problems stemming from the head injury.