Florida Woman Given $72 Million after MTA struck and dragged her in New York

New York City, NY: A lady from Florida who claims that she was struck and dragged by a bus in New York City and left partially paralyzed has been granted $72.5 million in her case against the city’s transportation service. The alleged incident occurred in New York City.

Aurora Beauchamp, who is now 68 years old, was struck by a bus operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in March of 2017. Following the incident, a city jury decided in her favor. When she was crossing the street in a crosswalk, she was struck by a bus that was making a right turn, and she was carried under the bus for approximately twenty square feet.

Beauchamp, who was born and raised in close proximity to the disaster site and currently resides in Bradenton, Florida, suffered major injuries to her pelvis and her left leg paralyzed as a result of the event. When she was struck, she was on her way to her mother’s apartment to discuss her diagnosis of uterine cancer, she told the New York Post on Saturday. She was on her way to discuss the news.

“Over the course of my life, I have traversed that street one hundred million times,” she stated. I was in a nice mood before. The next thing I know, I’m out on the street, fighting for my life,” she said.

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On February 22, a jury consisting of six individuals debated for a little than three-hour period before reaching a decision. The attorneys for Beauchamp stated that the sum of the verdict looks to be one of the highest in relation to an accident involving an MTA bus.

Tim Minton, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, told NBC News that the MTA expects to appeal the decision.

The statement that he made was, “This is yet another indication of how excessive awards in personal injury litigation impact funding that otherwise could be available to deliver transit service.”

According to a story from the Post, the driver of the bus that struck Beauchamp entered a guilty plea to the charge of failing to yield to a pedestrian.