Bicyclist will receive net verdict of $450,000 in personal injury lawsuit

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | 11:40 p.m. CDT; updated 11:57 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 29, 2008

COLUMBIA — A bicyclist who sued the City of Columbia and Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission following a 2005 accident, will receive $450,000 out of the $1.8 million awarded Tuesday evening in the comparative fault personal injury lawsuit.

The jury found the bicyclist, Krysten Chambrot, to be 75 percent at fault for the Aug. 18, 2005 accident at the intersection of College and Rollins Avenues involving two vehicles and a bicycle. According to the comparative fault formula, her percentage of fault will be proportionally deducted from the $1.8 million gross verdict.