Driver wins $500K judgment in Gibson County truck crash

A motorist injured when his vehicle was struck by a semi-truck whose driver was distracted by a dropped cellphone was awarded a $500,000 damages verdict in federal court in Evansville last week. Magistrate Judge Matthew Brookman entered judgment in favor of motorist Michael J. Smith and his wife, Marcia Smith, and against defendants Gregory Peterson and Triple B Trucking.
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