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This is the vehicle of defendant driver Antonio Santos, who rear-ended a state Department of Transportation vehicle that Eric Adams was driving. Adams - who recently settled his case for $495,000 - suffered injuries to his neck, spine and head. Courtesy photo This is the vehicle of defendant driver Antonio Santos, who rear-ended a state Department of Transportation vehicle that Eric Adams was driving. Adams—who recently settled his case for $495,000—suffered injuries to his neck, spine and head. Courtesy photo

A defendant driver’s honesty in deposition—following a request for admission that an accident across the highway distracted him, and caused him to rear-end a state Department of Transportation vehicle, injuring the driver—was the clincher in securing a $495,000 settlement for DOT employee Eric Adams, according to Adams’ attorney.

The request for admission is a discovery tool and a statement paper in which a defendant admits or denies certain questions.

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