JURY DELIVERS $2.25 MILLION VERDICT IN 1-95 OFF-RAMP CRASH

LEGAL BRIEFS JURY DELIVERS $2.25 MILLION VERDICT IN 1-95 OFF-RAMP CRASH A Palm Beach County jury found a teen­age driver was responsible for the death of Ann Prushansky and awarded damages netting the victim’s three surviving chil­dren $2.25 million. Fradley, 17 at the time, was blamed for killing Prushansky in a six-vehicle pileup on the 1-95 exit ramp at Boynton Beach Boulevard in 2008. Jurors heard testimony that Fradley had been drinking alcohol and taking Xanax the day of the crash. At one time, Fradley faced a drunken- driving manslaughter charge, but it was dropped after blood tests were ruled inad­missible. Prushansky, 70, was found 25 percent at fault in the collision, reducing a total award of $3 million by $750,000. The case was heard by Circuit Judge David Crow, and the verdict was rendered March 9. Kenneth Metnick of Metnick Levy & Long in Delray Beach argued for the plaintiffs. Bart Cozad with Derrevere Hawkes Black Cozad in West Palm Beach represented Fradley. (Adolfo Pesquera) Miami Daily Bus Review Dade County March 17,2011