$1 million settlement for South Shore couple hurt in crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Great Kills couple hurt three years ago in Charleston when another driver allegedly ran a red light and hit their car, has settled their lawsuit for $1 million, said their lawyer.

Bobby Negron, 40, was driving a 2009 Mazda owned by his wife, Bonnie Negron, when the crash occurred at about 9 a.m. on July 6, 2013, said attorney Michael H. Bush.

Bonnie Negron, 36, was a passenger in the vehicle.

Negron was driving on Drumgoole Road when his car was struck by a vehicle driven by Carol D. Weinberg along Bloomingdale Road, Negron’s court papers said.

Weinberg failed to stop for a red light at the intersection and collided with the Negrons’ auto, according to court papers and Bush.

Both husband and wife sought treatment for neck and back injuries, said the lawyer, a partner in the New Dorp firm Chelli & Bush.

Bobby Negron’s injuries proved serious, keeping him out of work and ultimately requiring neck surgery, Bush said.

The couple sued Weinberg and Kaback Enterprises Inc., the owner of the vehicle she was driving. The suit was filed in state Supreme Court, St. George.

The matter was settled before trial for the $1 million policy limit of Kaback’s insurance carrier, said Bush.

Bobby Negron agreed to accept nearly $970,000 for his injuries, Bush said.

Bonnie Negron accepted $20,000 for her injuries and more than $10,000 for property damage, said the lawyer.

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