MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Wash. state to pay $28 million settlement to I-5 crash survivor

File photo

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has agreed to pay a $28 million settlement to woman who was left quadriplegic in wreck on Interstate 5 in DuPont.

The News Tribune reports 20-year-old Skylar Seward filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Transportation after the car she was riding in crashed into an overpass pillar in October 2013.

The lawsuit claimed a guardrail or barrier should have been installed to stop a car from hitting the pillar, but instead there was an earthen berm.

Seward's attorneys say the berms were proven ineffective, and the state Legislature in 2006 had funded a six-year plan to replace them. They claim the department failed to do so.

The department says the 26 remaining earthen berms will be fixed between 2019 and 2021.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending