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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Farmers Market Car Accident Case

by Administrator 12. October 2009 02:12

The California Supreme Court refused today to review the conviction of an elderly man who drove his car through the Santa Monica farmer’s market in 2003, killing 10 people and injuring 63.

George Russel Weller was 86 in July of 2003 when he crashed his 1992 Buick LeSabre through a wooden barricade at the open-air market andplowed through pedestrians.

Though the accident lasted less than twenty seconds theincident claimed, among others, the lives of an infant, a 3-year-old, a marriedcouple, and a homeless man.

Weller was convicted in 2005 of 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. Weller was sentenced to five years probation, and is confined to his home.

The city of Santa Monica agreed to pay $21 million to settle the dozens of civil lawsuits that came after the crash.


If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, please contact the Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman &McAnally, PLC by calling 877-366-5557.

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