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Cornell student wins $71M for life-changing injuries in car crash

A former Cornell University student who lost the full use of her legs in a head-on crash has won a record-setting $ 71 million verdict for her life-changing injuries.

Morgan Wang, 24, was a passenger in a Chevrolet Equinox driven by Neil Sexton when he fell asleep behind the wheel on Aug. 20, 2012 en route to the university. He smashed into a Chrysler minivan on State Route 79, killing a passenger.

A jury of three men and three women reached the sizeable verdict following a three-week trial in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Morgan Wang, 24, won a $  71 million verdict after suffering spinal injuries in a head-on car crash.

Morgan Wang, 24, won a $ 71 million verdict after suffering spinal injuries in a head-on car crash.

(Obtained by NY Daily News)

Wang suffered spinal injuries that left her with no feeling in her lower legs. She walks with leg braces and doctors have told her she will be unable to walk at all in her later years.

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“I am fearful of the future because I know that unfortunately I will be confined to a wheelchair at some point in my life,” Wang said.

Wang suffered spinal injuries that left her with no feeling in her lower legs.

Wang suffered spinal injuries that left her with no feeling in her lower legs.

(Obtained by NY Daily News)

Her attorney, Ben Rubinowitz, said that Wang, who lives in Midtown, is struggling with depression and focused on rehab.

He said the award was one of the largest of its kind in the country.

The jury awarded $ 5 million for past pain and suffering, $ 6 million for future pain and suffering and $ 60 million for future medical expenses.

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