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State OKs payout 13 years after van crashCollision cost Robert Allan Smith his leg, Orange County $750K

Jun 08, 2019 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

Robert Allan Smith spent his day off doing what he loved: tinkering with his motorcycle.

He took it out for a test ride, pulling out of his driveway onto DePauw Avenue. He saw an Orange County work van approaching the intersection. He thought the van's driver saw him. Then, he was hit. It was Sept. 7, 2006.

Almost 13 years later, on May 23, the Florida Legislature approved a claim bill awarding Smith $750,000 from Orange County as compensation for his injuries in the motorcycle accid...