State Owes Woman More Than $200,000 For Snowplow Accident

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A woman who was injured in a 2009 snowplow crash in Platte County will receive $227,500 from the state of Nebraska, under a settlement agreement that requires legislative approval.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit filed by Jenny Ternus, who
was struck by a state snowplow in January 2009 while driving north
on U.S. Highway 81 near Humphrey.

The lawsuit in Platte County District Court alleged that the
snowplow struck Ternus' vehicle at the intersection of Highway 81
and Highway 91. The lawsuit says the snowplow driver failed to
maintain a proper lookout and keep control of the state vehicle.

The lawsuit says Ternus suffered from back and arm injuries,
lost wages, and accumulated more than $62,000 in medical bills. Her
car was totaled.

Ternus' attorney declined to comment.


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