According to a story on philly.com, a jury in Freehold, New Jersey found a truck driver liable for a traffic accident, where the trucker had no physical contact with the other vehicles in the accident. The truck driver was stopped in traffic and Thurman Baker, the driver of the car involved in the accident, was in a parking lot, trying to enter the roadway. The truck driver waved Baker’s car across the lanes of traffic, where the car was hit by a motorcycle traveling in the other lane of travel.
The trucker told an officer at the scene he waved for the driver to enter into the highway, the sign that it is clear to go, but then later changed his story. The jury in the case awarded the victim $1.5million. His injuries included a concussion, permanent damage to his arm and five cracked teeth.