WINFIELD – After payment of medical bills, a 10-year-old girl will have more than $6,000 from a proposed settlement waiting on her when she becomes an adult.

On Oct. 9, Sonya Meadows petitioned Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Reeder to approve the settlement, which would resolve claims from a March 29 car accident in Winfield.

In the wreck, Teirney Meadows, who is 10 years old, was wearing her seatbelt in the backseat when the car in which she was riding was involved in a single-car accident and rolled over.

She suffered bruises, swelling and cuts and underwent x-rays and CT scans. She avoided major injury.

But she incurred medical bills in the amount of $6,979.

The proposed settlement has a total of $12,988.58, with $2,574 to be paid to USAA for bills it has already paid and $414 to Putnam County EMS.

Outstanding medical bills of nearly $4,000 will be paid with the remaining $10,000, and the $6,009.58 left will be placed in an account for Teirney, the petition says.

From the West Virginia Record: Reach John O’Brien at jobrienwv@gmail.com.

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