Recent Street Sweeper Accident Settlements & Verdicts
- In October 2017, a jury awarded the widow of a New York City Department of Sanitation worker who was crushed to death by a runaway street sweeper $41.5 million. The widow’s wrongful-death suit claimed that the street sweeper driver “negligently took his foot off the brake pedal without putting his vehicle in park,” causing the accident.
- A California jury awarded an $8.4 million verdict for a woman and her children wo were injured in 2015 by a street sweeper making an illegal U-turn.
- A New Jersey man was awarded $2.13 million dollars for injuries he suffered in a near-collision with a street sweeper in 2014.
- A $12 million dollar wrongful death suit was filed by the family of a pedestrian struck by a street sweeping truck in the Washington DC area.