Sussex County resident Patrick Broderick was paid a $750,000 settlement in his Hudson County lawsuit. His injuries required two spinal surgeries.
The plaintiff was stopped at a red light on Route 23 when his car was struck from behind. The truck, loaded with rocks from a nearby quarry, was headed downhill at high speed crashing into the car behind Broderick which, in turn, struck his car sending him forward 100 yards.
He suffered injuries to his spine which worsened over time and was unable to continue his job as a postal worker.
Broderick filed suit against DJM Transport and the driver of the truck, Alexey Toledo.