Settlement for Wyoming Cyclist Hit by Truck
The Spence Law Firm is pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached against the Idaho Bread Company and Robert Williams, whose delivery truck struck and seriously injured cyclist Alfons Moreno on the shoulder of Wyoming Highway 89/191 on May 11, 2011.
Shortly after 9 a.m. on May 11, 2011, Plaintiff was biking in Grand Teton National Park, pedaling north from Jackson, Wyoming toward Moose Jct. on U.S. Hwy. 89/191. He was riding his bike on the shoulder of the northbound traffic lane, to the right of the white fog line. At the same time, 54-year-old Robert Williams was driving north of Jackson, Wyoming on U.S. Hwy. 89/191 in an Idaho Bread and Bakery delivery truck. Williams wasn’t paying attention. Although road conditions were flat and dry, and visibility was clear, Williams failed to notice Al and his bike. As Williams passed Plaintiff his passenger side mirror struck Mr. Moreno’s left torso/shoulder area with such force that Plaintiff and his bicycle were launched off the pavement. Plaintiff was transported to St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming via ambulance with life threatening injuries.
Plaintiff’s left arm and shoulder were completely shattered. His bones were broken and his nerves permanently damaged. So much muscle was damaged in his back that it had to be removed leaving his spine without proper support. Surgery after surgery would find Al Moreno only slightly better. With permanent wrist and arm dysfunction, his employer was forced to make special accommodations just to keep Al employed. Due to continuing weakness and pain in his lower back and left arm, Plaintiff is permanently disabled.
The Plaintiff demanded 4.9 Million Dollars prior to filing and the case settled before the complaint was filed for a confidential sum.
Mel C. Orchard of The Spence Law Firm, LLC, represented the cyclist in the case. The Spence Law Firm advocates for safe roads and highways and supports cyclists in efforts to keep bike riders safe everywhere.