Mesa, AZ, December 16, 2015:
On May 18th, 2008, sisters-in-law Pamela Humphrey and Ann Quinn were traveling from Tucson to Phoenix on Interstate 10. Just outside of Phoenix, on the Gila River Indian Reservation, Mrs. Humphrey swerved to avoid debris in the road way, lost control, crossed the median and crashed into an eastbound vehicle. There was no median barrier. 54 year old Pamela Humphrey and 63 year old Ann Quinn died in the crash.
Their families alleged that the State was negligent for failing to provide a median barrier in this location and that a median barrier would have prevented the collision. 9 months before this collision, a father and his 6 year old daughter died in a crossover accident at the same location.
A lawsuit based on that collision resulted in a $7.8 million verdict against the State of Arizona. There is still no median barrier at this location.
Today, December 16th, 2015, a Maricopa County jury returned a $47 million verdict in a roadway negligence case, and found the State of Arizona to be 85% at fault.
The people on the jury were incensed that the State Department of Transportation refuses to do anything about this dangerous stretch of road.
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