Collier County jury awards mother of injured teen $60 million

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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A jury awarded $60 million to the mother of a teenager who was paralyzed in a car crash in 2003.

Court documents obtained by WINK News show the owners of Spectators Sports Pub, a bar in North Naples, was negligent when bartenders served then 19-year-old Angela Crowe drinks one evening in 2003.

That same night, Crowe was in a car with her boyfriend who was also drinking at the bar and veered off Golden Gate Parkway, hitting a tree. Crowe was paralyzed.

Now, eight years after filing the lawsuit, a jury awarded her mother, Joan Antonuccio, $60 million in damages. Approximately $7 million goes toward Crowe’s medical expenses.  The rest is for pain and suffering.

WINK NEWS found out, collecting the money may not be easy, as Spectators dissolved as a company in 2008.

Antonuccio now lives in the Tampa area.  Crowe is now living in an assisted living facility.

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