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A Cabot woman who was involved in an auto accident in 2016 received a $2.45 million judgment last month against the driver and his trucking company that caused the wreck.

Kim McKee was driving her 2015 Toyota Camry in Lonoke County when she was rear-ended by Singh Ravinderpal of Fresno, California, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

At the time, Ravinderpal was driving a tractor-trailer for Gurm Transport Inc. of California.

Gurm allowed Ravinderpal to drive the tractor-trailer when it knew or should have known that he was “incompetent, inexperienced, and reckless in the operation of tractor trailers and motor vehicles,” McKee’s attorney, Michael Crockett of the Crockett Law Firm of Little Rock, said in his complaint.

Ravinderpal also didn’t have “the proper education, background, training, and experience to safely operate the tractor trailer in question,” the suit said.

McKee sought damages that included her medical bills, pain and suffering.

A hearing for damages was held on June 11.

McKee appeared, but the defendants didn’t, according to a July 27 order from U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller. Miller awarded damages to McKee from Ravinderpal and Gurm.

The defendants didn’t have an attorney in the case.

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