$703,000 for Auto Death
Estate of’ Clark v. Able Netivork: A truck company’s insurer paid $703,000 on Sept. 6 to the estate of a man who died of injuries from a rear-end collision.
Willia1n Clark, 40, of Dutnont, was slowing for heavy traffic on Route 22 West in Scotch Plains on Nov. 7, 2001, when his car was struck by a produce truck owned by Able Network Inc of Bellmawr, according to the estate1s lawyer, David Mazie, of Livingston.
The truck driver, Leon Truitt Jr. of Wilmington, Del., told police he could not stop in time, Mazie says. Clark suffered significant orthopedic injuries and died four days later at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Hospital in Newark.
Mazie submitted a claim to the trucker’s canier, AIG Inte1national Group Inc. of New York. The settle1nent represented the policy limits of $750,000 minus PIP and property damage payn1ents made previously. No suit was filed.
Todd Holmes, an AIG claims officer, confirms the amount of the settlement.
— By Henry Gottlieb