The Iowa Appeal Board has approved paying $1.2 million to a Waverly man and his wife who were injured in an April collision with a state trooper who ran a stop sign. On Monday, the board approved the claim to Eugene and VerJean Walter, both in their 70s. The Walthers contended Trooper Chuck McNally was 100 percent at fault. Patrol spokesman Mike Winter says McNally has recovered from his injuries and has returned to work.
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“She was touch-and-go for a while,” said David Roth, a Waterloo lawyer who represents the Walthers. “She was injured over her entire body, and she had broken bones in several extremities. She had head injuries, and she has had a difficult, long recovery. She spent almost nine weeks in the hospital.”
Roth said VerJean Walther is now at home but is still recovering. Eugene Walther, who is a pastor, had broken bones as well. He has returned to preaching on a limited basis.