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Jury: Jogger owes $300K for making U-turn in front of cyclist

ROANOKE (AP) A jogger who abruptly turned around in front of a cyclist on the Roanoke River Greenway has been ordered to pay $300,000.

The Roanoke Times reports a Roanoke City Circuit Court jury last month determined that 62-year-old jogger William Bundy was negligent in causing a June 2012 collision with cyclist Ann Shepherd.

In Shepherd’s complaint, the cyclist said Bundy “turned around suddenly,” causing her to fall off her bike and suffer bleeding and bruising of the brain.

Bundy said he has high-frequency hearing loss and heard no warning of Shepherd’s approach.

Shepherd said, because of the head trauma, she does not remember whether she announced she was passing Bundy, according to court documents.

Shepherd’s lawsuit had sought $750,000. In her filings, she cited about $81,000 in medical bills and $7,600 in lost wages.

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