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Jury awards $910K to teen injured in bike wreck

EDWARDSVILLE — A southwestern Illinois high school student and his parents will get $910,000 under a jury award related to injuries the teenager sustained in a bicycle accident.

The (Alton) Telegraph reports that Edwardsville High School student Trevor Brady says he plans to use some of the money for college tuition. He'll receive the money under a jury verdict last week in Madison County.

The trial involved Brady's lawsuit against Plocher Construction Co., which was building a new office building in Alton and admitted it misplaced a steel beam that Brady hit while bicycling to middle school in March 2010.

The accident left Brady with facial injuries and missing teeth.

Brady's lawyer argued for $3.3 million, while an attorney for Plocher suggested $250,000.

Plocher's attorney declined to publicly discuss the verdict.

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