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Victims of Food Truck Blast, U-Haul Reach $160M Settlement

One plaintiff will get over $69 million

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    Settlement Reached in Food Truck Explosion

    A city record breaking, $160 million civil settlement was reached for the families of the two deceased victims and two others who were severely injured in a 2014 food truck explosion.

    (Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018)

    Several victims of a 2014 food truck explosion in Philadelphia have reached a $160 million settlement with U-Haul, which was accused of refilling the truck's outdated propane tanks.

    Investigators have said food truck owner took her tanks to a U-Haul subsidiary where they were filled despite being old and damaged. The food truck owner and her 17-year-old daughter died from burn-related injuries days after the blast likely caused by a tank leak. Three other people were severely burned and several others were injured.

    U-Haul spokesman Sebastien Reyes says the company maintains they didn't fill the tank involved, but adds the sympathies of everyone at U-Haul are with those affected.

    One plaintiff will get over $69 million; a second will get $54.3 million and the estates of the mother and daughter will get $36.5 million.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)