Texas jury awards woman $37 million over Honda seat belts

Staff Writer

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash.
Sarah Milburn brought a case against the automaker over its seat belt design after her Uber driver ran a red light and the Honda was struck by a pickup truck in Dallas.
Milburn’s lawyer argued that the seat belts in the Honda Odyssey were poorly designed and contributed to her injuries. The crash broke the 27-year-old’s spine, leaving her a quadriplegic.
The belts in the minivan’s third row, where Milburn was seated, had a two-part system that the lawyer contended was unfamiliar and difficult to use for many people...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.