Jury Awards $60 Million to Parents of Teen Killed in Civilian Car Chase

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — A jury in L.A. County Superior Court has awarded the parents of a teenager killed in a civilian car chase more than $60 million in damages. The jury awarded $23.25 million to Julie Esphorst and $36.5 million to Jesse Esphorst Sr. The tragic incident occurred six years ago when 16-year-old Jesse Esphorst Jr. and his father were returning from a baseball game. Their minivan was struck by two vehicles involved in a chase at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Crest Road in Torrance. Jesse’s father was severely injured, while Jesse tragically … Read more