A 19 year old (college student) by the name of Kendra Lymon was driving through an intersection and was struck by a Bynum Transport truck driver driven by Robert Bohn. Her injuries included brain damage that resulted in a minor speech disorder, bowel and bladder incontinence, cognitive defects, a single fracture, and seizures. Ms. Lymon now requires speech and physical therapy, 24 – hour care for the remainder of her life, and is unable to work. Ms. Lymon and her mother sued the driver as well as his company for $65M. Ms. Lymon’s mother alleged that the trucking company did not provide any training in safety or defensive driving and did not properly enforce safety rules pertaining to hours and rest periods. The plaintiff alleged that Bohn began his shift without properly preparing in taking the mandatory 10 hours of off – duty time after working a 24 – hour shift as a battalion chief at the county firehouse. The defendants proposed that even though Bohn had been off duty at the fire station, no fire emergencies took place therefore he received the proper amount of rest, ruling out fatigue as a factor in the crash. The jury awarded the plaintiff $65M and the defendants have appealed this ruling.