A woman injured when she struck a protruding guardrail on an Interstate 80 access ramp in Paterson settled her Passaic County suit, Garris v. City of Paterson, on May 4 for $3.55 million.

On the evening of June 17, 2017, Judith Garris, 58, was driving near the intersection of Beckwith Avenue and Lewis Street in Paterson, turning onto an on ramp to I-80, when she struck the guardrail with the right side of her car. She sustained spinal,  shoulder and knee injuries, and was hospitalized, later undergoing two-level fusion procedures at the cervical and lumbar level, according to her lawyer, Edward Capozzi of Brach Eichler in Roseland.

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