First, She Survived; Now Jury Helps Out
Two drivers found liable
The life of Anna Duffy and her family changed dramatically and permanently on an October morning more than two years ago as she and her 3-year-old daughter were walking to her mother-in-law's home in northeast Minneapolis.
Duffy, 34, at the time, set Sara down on the sidewalk after carrying her across Lowry Avenue NE. at N. 2nd Street, heard a noise and looked up to see a car coming at her. With what she calls motherly instinct, she pushed Sara out of the way, and the child suffered only a cut lip. Duffy was hit and thrown into the street.
But worse was to come.
As she lay in the street, she saw the garbage truck approaching; the front wheels of the turning truck missed her, but then she felt the back wheels crush her pelvis.