2 hurt by text-messaging driver settle lawsuit

A couple who each lost a leg when their motorcycle was struck by a teenager who was driving and texting in New Jersey have settled

MORRISTOWN - A couple who each lost a leg when their motorcycle was struck by a teenager who was driving and texting in New Jersey have settled their lawsuit against him for $500,000.

An attorney for David and Linda Kubert reportedly said the settlement amount equals the maximum driver Kyle Best's insurance would cover.

The attorney says the couple still plans to appeal a judge's ruling Best's girlfriend can't be held liable for the 2009 wreck in Mine Hill even though she sent him the text message to which he was responding. The girlfriend testified she didn't know Best was driving.

Best pleaded guilty to distracted driving. He was ordered to speak to high schools about the dangers of texting and driving and paid $775 in fines.

Judge: Texter is not liable for boyfriend's crash Injured couple wants tougher penalties for distracted driversAP wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Monmouth County officials continue to search for missing 1 Officials continue to search for missing 19-year-old
Police in Asbury Park calling for cease fire 2 Police in Asbury Park call for cease-fire after shootings
A 2-year-old boy was killed when his aunt 3 Police: 2-year-old killed when aunt backs car into him
VIDEO: Make-A-Wish fundraiser held for 10-year-old with cystic 4 VIDEO: Make-A-Wish fundraiser held for 10-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis
VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals 5 VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE