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2013-04-18 08:10:05 (GMT) ( - Justice News Flash)

04/17/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Virginia – The family of a teen killed in a pedestrian accident has been awarded $90 million in a wrongful death case. As reported by The Inquisitr, the jury awarded the family of 13-year-old Ashley Davis, who died of her injuries two weeks after being struck by a Lincoln Continental in 2009, the judgment this year, when Davis would have been a high school senior.

The vehicle that killed Davis also hit another vehicle and a 17-year-old boy after striking her. The 17-year-old survived the accident.

Davis’ family sued the Prince George’s County School Board citing negligence had led to the 13-year-old’s death.

John Costello, an attorney for the family, is quoted in the report as stating of the accident, “The school board was negligent … They had adopted a policy to provide for safe transportation. The policy was they were going to pick up Ashley on her own side of the street. They never did. They forced her to cross the street. She got killed crossing the street.”

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