Yesterday, it is being reported, a Cook County, Illinois jury returned a $13 million verdict against a reckless driver who was involved in a car crash while test driving a BMW 530i, killing one of his passengers, the car salesman who was along for the drive. The jury awarded $13.7 million to the family of 22 year old Roger Czapaski who was killed in the accident in South Barrington, Illinois.
During the test drive the vehicle’s driver was drove at 95 mph, more than twice the posted legal speed limit, according to eyewitness testimony. The vehicle struck another vehicle that was turning into a parking lot at a local church. The car then struck a light pole causing the vehicle to explode.