Kristen Bork showed the jury the result of severe injuries sustained when her car was struck by another vehicle fleeing from the police on Easter 2012—a darker spot located on the right side of her head, just below her blonde hair.
Bork testified that she now takes sleeping pills anti-seizure medication, no longer grasps concepts like she used to, is suffering from problems with both her memory vision. Unless she writes things down, Bork says, she cannot remember what she does on a daily basis.
28-year-old Dexter Tooks is accused of driving the vehicle that crashed into Bork’s. He is being charged with driving with a suspended license fleeing-eluding high speed-reckless seriously bodily injury. As one of the best personal injury attorneys in port st lucie fl will tell you, reckless speeding leads to serious accidents hence serious lawsuits.
Reports state that on April 8, 2012, police were chasing Tooks for driving a vehicle used in a McDonald’s armed robbery. After spotting the Mazda, the police chased it down. Individuals inside the vehicle started throwing things out of the window, then began to throw themselves out of the car. Three people escaped out of the car during the chase.
Tooks was the only person left inside the vehicle by the time it approached Nova Roa Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange. Police stop sticks had shredded three out of four of the Mazda’s tires, yet testimonies reveal that the vehicle was still running at approximately 50 mph when it ran the red light.
Bork states that she had worked all day, then left her brother’s house located in Daytona Beach after having a late dinner playing a game of cornhole. During questioning, Bork testified that she didn’t remember the crash that occurred right before midnight. What she did remember was waking up at Halifax Health Medical Center, being visited by the police, including an officer with an injured h. According to the officer, he broke his h when breaking the window to rescue Bork from her car.
At times, Bork held back tears as she testified. She had to undergo two surgeries, one surgery to remove a portion of her skull relieve the pressure on her swollen brain, another surgery to replace that piece of skull. She stated that the brain injury cost Bork her job, delayed her plans to become a nurse.
Bork was waiting to receive applications to enter nursing school prior to the accident, but the acceptance letter arrived while she was in a coma. She also stated that she has not yet entered, as she had not yet finished a statistics class she lacked due to her sustained accident injuries.