On July 10, 2009, George Harris was a passenger seated in the third row seat of a 2004 Chevy Ventura van. The van was rear ended at 25mph by a flat bed tow truck. The force of the impact left the tow truck embedded in the back of the van with 3.5 feet intrusion, causing severe spinal injuries to George Harris and as well as injury other passengers in the vehicle. Mr. Harris died of his injuries at a hospital 4.5 hours later. The jury awarded his estate $7,365,000.