SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A state court has awarded a woman $12 million from the City of Savannah for injuries she suffered when a tree limb fell on her.
A Chatham County State Court jury said Thursday that the city should pay 31-year-old Shanta Greene for injuries she suffered in July 2010 when a tree limb fell on the truck she was riding in.
When the limb fell, it impaled Greene as she sat in the truck's passenger seat. The woman lost her right leg and pelvis and she also suffered a brain injury.
The jury also awarded $20,000 to Greene's cousin, who was driving the truck. The jury also awarded $10,000 to the man's son, Xavier. Both suffered less serious injuries.