On December 30, 2010, Jon Jenson and his 20-year-old son, Tyler Jenson, went to the dealership, Imports of Lancaster County, in order to test-drive a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. The salesman who was driving the car, Michael D. Hershey, had a history of excessive speeding, careless driving, and driving under the influence in addition to being an alcoholic. During the test drive, Hershey drove the car at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour and when a truck of Landyshade Mulch Products crossed the road’s center line, Hershey swerved and crashed into the car, ejecting Jon Jensen and killing him.
Last year Hershey pleaded guilty to one count of homicide by vehicle, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, and one count of driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed. The Jensen family brought forth a wrongful death lawsuit against the dealership and the mulch producer about six months after the crash. They stated that the dealership should have known about Mr. Hershey’s previous history and not allowed him to test drive the cars for customers. The suit was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and ended up being settled for $4.3 million.
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