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Ford Ordered to Pay $131M in Rollover Death Lawsuit

A Mississippi jury ordered Ford Motor Co. Thursday to pay $131 million to the family of a man who died in a Explorer rollover accident .

According to court documents, the trial centered on a 2001 accident involving Brian Cole, who at the time had been a prospect for the New York Mets. Cole was killed in a rollover accident in his Ford Explorer SUV. Attorney for the Cole family, Tab Turner, said that after the jury returned its verdict, Ford reached a settlement with the family. He declined to disclose the amount.

For spokeswoman Macey Evans said Cole had been driving over 80 miles per hour when his vehicle went off the road. She also claims Cole was not wearing his seatbelt at the time, which the Cole family vehemently denies. Evans said Ford would have won the case had the judge not excluded certain pieces of evidence. “This was a tragic accident and our sympathy goes out to the Cole family,” Evans said. “But it was unfair for them to blame Ford.”

If you have been injured in a rollover Stevens Point car accident, please contact the Stevens Point Car Accident Attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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