CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A golf cart manufacturer has settled a case brought by a Vermont man who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was thrown from a cart at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
After two days of trial in federal court, lawyers for manufacturer Textron and the wife of Roderick Jenks of Wilder, Vt., agreed to settle "to avoid further litigation and expense." The Concord Monitor reported the settlement Thursday.
The accident occurred July 16, 2006. Jenks was among volunteers raising money for charities when the golf cart he was standing on swerved, sending him to the pavement.
Melissa Jenks settled with the speedway in May.
Textron's lawyer had said Jenks drove a school bus for a living and should have known better than to stand on a moving vehicle.
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