Family awarded $2.97 million in troop...

Family awarded $2.97 million in trooper crash case

There are 129 comments on the Arkansas Times story from Nov 16, 2012, titled Family awarded $2.97 million in trooper crash case. In it, Arkansas Times reports that:

The Arkansas Claims Commission has awarded $2.97 million to the family of Vickie Lynn Freemyer, who was killed by a speeding state trooper, Andrew Rhew, who was responding to a call without warning lights or siren and driving 103 miles per hour a second before the crash.

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GUEST

United States

#1 Nov 16, 2012
I'm happy the family got something out of it. But no money can replace such a great mother and grandmother. God rest her soul.
guest

Paron, AR

#2 Nov 16, 2012
No money makes things right, If were me I would have rather seen the trooper go to prison then have the award. May peace be with the family.
Guest

Blytheville, AR

#3 Nov 16, 2012
I am sure the lawyers are celebrating their commissions while the taxpayers will pay more taxes...

The punishment should be for the trooper doing the wrong thing at the personal level. But these ridiculous amount rewards in the end only hurt the taxpayer
All greed

United States

#4 Nov 16, 2012
Sad that 2.97M will help momma rest in peace.
Funny

United States

#5 Nov 16, 2012
U think Harrison was thinking the same thing , taxpayers bullshit Vickie we miss u and love you
Guest

Blytheville, AR

#6 Nov 16, 2012
All greed wrote:
Sad that 2.97M will help momma rest in peace.
Well worded. Its all about greed, not necessarily justice or doing right.

Else, why such ridiculous sum of money.. Of course the lawyers get at least half the amount to take home..
WoW

Little Rock, AR

#7 Nov 16, 2012
just another american tradgedy where you break the law but the other guy pays
Guest

Blytheville, AR

#8 Nov 17, 2012
Yep, money from someone else is a fix for everything. Legal system is getting out of hand but unless people serving on jury start thinking more appropriately, our country is doomed further.

More handouts, more taxes, more lawyers in congress, more deficits etc etc etc
Just a thought

Trumann, AR

#9 Nov 17, 2012
What would take for your wife? mother? Husband? child? 9.7M
Just saying

Little Rock, AR

#10 Nov 17, 2012
Wow use to be if you pulled out in front of someone you had to pay now you get paid strange how times change.
Just saying

Little Rock, AR

#11 Nov 17, 2012
So if you want a new car just pull out in front of someone and they'll have to buy you a new car?
guest

Fayetteville, AR

#12 Nov 17, 2012
Just saying wrote:
So if you want a new car just pull out in front of someone and they'll have to buy you a new car?
If that person is more more negligent than you, then you can recover. That is how the law works.
guest

Blytheville, AR

#13 Nov 17, 2012
Just a thought wrote:
What would take for your wife? mother? Husband? child? 9.7M
There is not enough money!

I believe in PUNITIVE damages.
guest

Blytheville, AR

#14 Nov 17, 2012
guest wrote:
No money makes things right, If were me I would have rather seen the trooper go to prison then have the award. May peace be with the family.
He ought to be in jail and IMO the family likely would too! The award seems the only justice the family is getting.

God Bless the family.
guest

Blytheville, AR

#15 Nov 17, 2012
Just a thought wrote:
What would take for your wife? mother? Husband? child? 9.7M
Our Blytheville officers who I continue to see doing the same
reckless speeding without sirens and or lights need to think about this lady losing her life because of reckless speeding!

Please slow down or warn us unsuspecting drivers and pedestrians if you have a true life threatening call that requires you to risk our lives as well as your own.

Chief you should have addressed this after officer Gentry's injuries. Have you?
I believe

United States

#16 Nov 17, 2012
Isn't there a state law about even with lights and siren on there is a cap of 10 miles an hour over and that's it. The ones that get me are the reserve firefighters. They are plumb dangerous.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#17 Nov 17, 2012
I believe wrote:
Isn't there a state law about even with lights and siren on there is a cap of 10 miles an hour over and that's it. The ones that get me are the reserve firefighters. They are plumb dangerous.
No caps
Troopers Wife

Caraway, AR

#18 Nov 17, 2012
She pulled out in front of him. I bet if it were you or your family he was going to help you wouldn't want a "cap" of ten over. I truely feel sorry for her family and friends BUT that wreck has ruined his life as well. LOOK before you pull out from a STOP sign.
Says here

United States

#19 Nov 17, 2012
Says here

United States

#20 Nov 17, 2012

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