The household of late bike owner Gwen Inglis has been awarded a $353 million verdict in a civil lawsuit in opposition to the driving force who fatally struck her whereas she was driving her bike on Could 16, 2021.
Legal professionals representing her husband, Michael Inglis, introduced the decision in a press launch on Tuesday, December 6.
The motive force, Ryan Scott Montoya, struck and killed Inglis whereas she was on a coaching experience in a motorcycle lane close to her dwelling in Lakewood, Colorado.
He pleaded responsible to vehicular murder whereas driving underneath the affect in April and was then sentenced to eight years in jail in June.
Inglis was the US Masters street race champion within the 45-49 age group and was a member of the Again Swift-Cycleton Biking Crew. She was 46 years previous on the time of her demise.
“There isn’t any amount of cash that brings Gwen again. We’d all pay it if there have been. However her legacy partially now may be saving different lives,” Legal professional Megan Hottman posted in a press release on Instagram. “A part of this verdict is for punitive damages – damages meant to discourage others from this conduct.”