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Looking at our City parks and squares and then riding on streets like Bee Road makes it is clear that the City has 2 standards for the care of our City's trees..
One standard for the Historic district where 12 million tourist visits per year and billions of dollars of revenues are generated.
A second standard is for areas such as Bee Road.
Don't the Citizens on Bee Road and White Bluff Road and other areas of town deserve the same safe conditions as tourist receive?
The Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. —
A state court awarded a woman $12 million from the City of Savannah Thursday for injuries she suffered when a tree limb fell on her.
A Chatham County State Court jury said that the city should pay 31-year-old Shanta Greene for injuries she suffered in July 2010 when a tree limb fell on the truck she was riding in.
When the limb fell, it impaled Greene as she sat in the truck's passenger seat. The woman lost her right leg and pelvis and she also suffered a brain injury.
Woman impaled by tree branch wins $12 million from Savannah ... Macon, Athens..chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courtsSubmitted by howard on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:04
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Savannah woman was awarded $12 million against the city of Savannah on Thursday for devastating injuries she suffered when a tree limb fell and impaled her in a truck.
The Chatham County State Court jury found in favor of Shanta Greene after day-long deliberations in the nine-day trial.
Attorney Howard Spiva told jurors his client “trusted the city to take care of our trees. ... If they had just done what they were supposed to do, they would have found it. … They didn’t check the tree.”
City's park director grilled in tree trial
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:39 PM EDT Updated: Aug 21, 2013 7:12 PM EDT
By Jamie Ertle - email
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
The city of Savannah's director of Park and Tree Dept., testified Wednesday at a trial about tree that fell and maimed a woman in 2010.
In 2010, Shanta Greene and two others were badly injured when the branch of a Live Oak landed on a truck that they were in.
By Jan Skutch
Posted: August 22, 2013 - 11:21pm | Updated: August 23, 2013 - 7:37am
A Savannah woman on Thursday was awarded $12 million against the city of Savannah for devastating injuries she suffered when a tree limb fell and impaled her in a truck.
The Chatham County State Court jury found in favor of Shanta Greene after day-long deliberations in the nine-day trial. The verdict was announced about 4:30 p.m.
By Jan Skutch
Posted: August 22, 2013 - 4:40pm | Updated: August 22, 2013 - 5:07pm
A Savannah woman was awarded $12 million against the city of Savannah on Thursday afternoon for devastating injuries suffered when a tree limb fell on her.
The Chatham County State Court jury found in favor of Shanta Greene in her suit after day-long deliberations in the nine- day trial.
SAVANNAPosted: Aug 20, 2013 1:09 PM EDT Updated: Aug 23, 2013 12:36 AM EDT
By Andrew Davis, Anchor/Reporter H, GA - WTOC
Thursday was the end of a long hard road for Shanta Greene. Three years that's how long ago this ordeal started, and WSAV News 3 was there from the beginning.
It was July 2, 2010 on Bee Road, where a tree limb fell on the truck she, Louis Anderson, and Anderson's six-year- old son Xavier were riding in. Rescuers worked feverishly to save Shanta, who was trapped in the truck under the limb, but in the end they couldn't save her leg.