A judging panel in California’s Los Angeles County has bestowed $21,503,420.48 to a motorcyclist who was struck by a vehicle and bounced on the 405, one of the most active freeways in Southern California, in a crash that was caught on video.
According to a statement on from his lawyers, Matthew Rada sustained “catastrophic” wounds on February 8, 2018, in Orange County’s Westminster, when he was hit by a Kia Optima that supposedly exited a carpool path without signaling.
A GoPro camera, attached to the headgear of another motorcyclist, was filming as Rada swayed over three lanes of traffic and crashed into a moving flatbed trailer.
The footage confers a shower of sparkles resulting in Rada’s wake as he skids along the road. The video proceeds as the moving motorcyclist and the driver of the Kia both pullover.
The wounded rider sustained several broken bones and consumed two weeks hospitalized at a local Medical Center, where he endured several surgeries, his lawyers said.
The driver of the Kia was recognized as an employee of a vehicle company in Irvine who had lately serviced the vehicle. Both were cited as defendants in the lawsuit, which was registered in Superior Court.
The lawyer for the defendants did not instantly reply to a demand for comment.