Motorcyclist hit, injured by US Border Patrol truck gets closure after five year battle

Judge orders government to pay nearly $5.5M

A motorcyclist hit by a U.S. Border Patrol truck in 2009 finally gets closure almost five years after the accident that nearly killed him.
John Hendrickson was riding his motorcycle on Otay Mountain Truck Trail when he was hit by a Border Patrol truck on a narrow, blind turn at high speeds.
Hendrickson’s left leg was amputated and doctors used a lot of hardware to fuse the rest of his body back together.
Henderickson’s attorneys at Casey-Garry said the government refused to take any responsibility, until a judge recently ordered the government to pay Henderickson nearly $5.5 million dollars.
But for Henderickson, the five-year battle wasn’t about dollars and cents.  “All that money that I have from this judgment, I would easily give it back for my leg and my health… without question,” he said.
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