Settlement Reached In Cyclist Deaths
The insurance company of a woman who struck and killed two cyclists as they completed a cross-country fundraising ride has agreed to pay a $5 million settlement to the family of one of the victims. Tom Hoskins was riding with fellow cyclist Lee Anne Barry in Lancaster County, South Carolina when the pair was hit by a vehicle from behind, killing the two cyclists. The driver, Sharon King of Greensboro, N.C., was charged with reckless homicide but later pleaded guilty to reckless driving in the incident.
Hoskins and Barry were completing the last leg of what they called the B.I.G. Ride, for Brain Injuries Greatest Journey, a cross-country fundraiser ride conceived by Barry and aimed at raising awareness of brain injuries. The pair were accompanied by BarryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s husband at the time of the accident, and were just miles from the finish of what would have been BarryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fourth B.I.G. Ride. The $5 million settlement was approved by the judge for HoskinsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ family. A $2.5 million settlement was already reached and approved in civil court in BarryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s death.