Jury awards $27M to Ohio man injured in 2013 Greyhound crash

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Posted: Feb 01, 2016 1:38 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury in Ohio has awarded $27 million to a man who was badly injured in a Greyhound bus accident on a Pennsylvania interstate.

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/1SnWZH0 ) 45-year-old Mark Soberay, of Cleveland, was awarded $23 million in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages on Jan. 22. Greyhound attorneys say an appeal is planned.

Soberay lost his right leg and needed more than 30 surgeries after the crash on Interstate 80 in September 2013. Investigators say the driver fell asleep and rear-ended a semitrailer. One woman was killed and dozens were injured, including the driver. The bus was traveling from New York City to Cleveland.

Soberay's attorneys argued that the driver ignored a company rule about stopping every 150 miles. Greyhound said the 150-mile rule was merely a "guideline."