Aundre Hobbs, 15, was a passenger in a car driven by his friend, another teenager, Armon Jones. Armon reportedly turned left at a green left-turn signal and crashed into a car driven by James Gorham.
Aundre suffered a traumatic brain injury that required several life-saving surgeries. Aundre is now 17 years old. He has lost the ability to speak, swallow, or chew solid foods and has severely diminished mobility, requiring a wheelchair and a walker. Aundre’s medical expenses were more than $1.46 million.
Aundre’s parents, on his behalf, sued James Gorham claiming that he chose not to heed a red light at the intersection and was responsible for the crash. The lawsuit also maintained that Gorham was driving 50 mph through the intersection, 10 mph over the speed limit, according to black-box evidence obtained from his vehicle.