The Savannah City Council has voted 5-4 to approve a
settlement agreement awarding $9.5 million to a Savannah woman who was maimed
when a large oak tree fell on the vehicle she was in.
Shanta Greene lost her leg and suffered other internal
injuries, after a tree fell on her car. Greene was awarded $12 million by a
jury earlier this year, but the city appealed the ruling.
Aldermen Van Johnson, Tom Bordeaux, Mary Ellen Sprague and
Mayor Edna Jackson voted no. Aldermen Tony Thomas, Carol Bell, Estella Shabazz,
John Hall and Mary Osborne voted in favor of the settlement. The city will not
comment any further than a statement read in council.
WTOC's Don Logana is waiting for Greene's attorney, Howard
Spiva, for comment.