Kenneth Davis was driving a truck for BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles. He stopped at a red light in Gilbert, Arizona. Davis looked both ways, but when he didn’t see anything he turned right. Unfortunately Davis did not see Henry Esparza, Jr., who was riding his bike on the right side of the truck in a bike path. Esparza collided with the truck and was severely injured, including permanent neurological damage. The jury found that Esparza suffered damages of $3,000,000 for which Davis and the Coke bottling company were liable for 40 percent.
The case is Henry Esparza Jr. v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles and Kenneth Davis, Maricopa County Superior Court Case Number 2007-091884.