$1.36 Million Verdict In Ramblin' Wreck Case Is Appealed

Board of Regents, auto firm contest 2012 award to Tech student

, Daily Report


A panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard appeals of a $1.36 million verdict awarded to a Georgia Tech student who was injured when he fell off the university's famous Ramblin' Wreck.

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  • Fact Checker

    It wasn't a door handle that broke. It was a grab handle installed specifically to be held onto while the students stood on the side of the moving car. Brown was holding on just like the cheerleaders are in the picture, and the handle broke.

  • James Atlanta

    A "door handle" is not a safety device, it is a device to open and close doors. A 165 lb. Tech student could not reasonably believe that he could ride outside of the vehicle and hang on to the handle for safe support. While the jury may have apportions some of the fault to the student it was not nearly enough. I hope he didn't get an Engineering degree.

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