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Paralyzed golfer awarded $6M

By Ken Kobayashi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 11, 2013

~~<p>A 79-year-old man who was paralyzed by a fall 15 to 20 feet from the illuminated first tee at the Mid Pacific Country Club late at night in 2009 was awarded about $6.2 million in a jury verdict Thursday.</p>
<p>Amar Sappal, paralyzed below his torso and confined to a wheelchair, maintained that he was unexpectedly struck in the head and chest by water from an automatic sprinkler at about 11 p.m. that caused him to become disoriented and fall from the elevated tee at the private country club.</p>
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A 79-year-old man who was paralyzed by a fall 15 to 20 feet from the illuminated first tee at the Mid Pacific Country Club late at night in 2009 was awarded about $6.2 million in a jury verdict Thursday.

Amar Sappal, paralyzed below his torso and confined to a wheelchair, maintained that he was unexpectedly struck in the head and chest by water from an automatic sprinkler at about 11 p.m. that caused him to become disoriented and fall from the elevated tee at the private country club. Login for more...



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