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Stellmach v. Ryder School Bus Co. – School Bus Strikes Pedestrian in Downtown Saint Paul
A 54-year-old woman was struck by a school bus as she walked across a downtown Saint Paul intersection in the designated crosswalk. The pedestrian’s foot was trapped beneath the tire of the bus until bystanders alerted the driver. She sustained severe foot and leg injuries. After several surgeries, the pedestrian’s leg was eventually amputated below the knee. The victim still feels pain her phantom limb. It is the largest Minnesota personal injury verdict for amputation and largest personal injury verdict in Ramsey county.
Verdict: $5.9 million