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New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–A personal injury lawsuit stemming from an escaped circus tiger has been settled in a Brooklyn court. Apollo, a 450-pound circus tiger, escaped from his cage and trainer on July 31, 2004 as reported by the Associated Press (AP). This event caused a panic throughout New York. Apollo escaped from his cage, strolled through a New York City park and onto the Jackie Robinson Parkway.
According to court documents, Apollo, the white tiger, jumped onto the parkway sending motorists into a massive panic causing a multiple car pile up. Two drivers were seriously injured by devastating back injuries. An off-duty New York police detective and a Queens woman will split the monies awarded for their damages and injuries in the settlement. The two drivers will split about $935,000 to be paid by Apollo’s trainer.
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