UF Health physician awarded $5,000,000 in damages from 2013 crash

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) — An Alachua County jury has awarded a UF Health Shands physician for damages following a wreck involving a University Towing truck.

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In a press release by Avera & Smith, LLP, back in December 2013, Dr. Barrett was on her way to work and stopped at a red light.

Behind her, a tow truck failed to stop. Running into her and crushing her car between the truck and the vehicle in front of her.

Dr. Barrett had multiple injuries that required several surgeries. She was awarded $5,000,000 in compensatory damages.