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Appeals Court to Hear Case of Woman Struck By Police Cruiser

Posted December 21, 2006 9:54 a.m. EST
Updated December 21, 2006 8:50 p.m. EST

— A Durham woman seriously hurt when struck by a Durham police cruiser will get another chance in court.

The state Supreme Court sent Linda Jones' lawsuit back to the appeals court.

Most cities are immune from lawsuits when their employees are involved in accidents, but justices said there are signs of gross negligence in the case.

Officer Joseph Kelly was responding to a call when he collided with Jones six years ago.