Texas jury slaps Celadon with $1.5M judgment

Celadon Group today said it is considering its legal options following a $1.5 million judgment handed down by a jury in Ellis County, Texas, over a 2006 lane-change accident that injured two motorists.

A truck operated by Celadon Trucking struck a vehicle carrying two men from Austin, Texas, on Interstate 35 near Waxahachie.

Chairman and CEO Steve Russell said the injuries to the Austin men were “regrettable,” but that the jury found the driver of the car was partly responsible for causing the accident.

He said Celadon does not hire trainee drivers and has won “numerous national and regional safety awards. We are reviewing the jury verdict, and are considering our options regarding an appeal of the decision.”

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