The University of Vermont reaches a settlement with the widow of a car crash victim.
Wired PR News – The University of Vermont has agreed to a settlement with the widow of a man who died in a fatal car crash in 2001. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the university will pay $325,000 to the widow of one of three men who died as a result of a car veering off the road and into oncoming traffic. The driver of the vehicle, Theodore Pecor was a 25-year-old college student participating in the university’s research study, and had received a dose of a test medication two hours prior. Pecor had reportedly passed a sobriety test before leaving the clinic, however, a lawsuit was filed against the university due to researchers allegedly failing to warn him about a potential sedative effect of the drug.
The recent settlement is the second one in connection with the crash. Enrique Corredera, a spokesperson for the school, is quoted is the AP report as stating, “The University recognizes the losses experienced by the families affected by that tragic accident…We hope that the resolution of these cases will assist those families in moving forward.”