Trials: Cured by a Verdict?

The ten-ton truck that rammed into the back of a soft-drink delivery truck in a Detroit suburb two years ago did far more than shatter a load of bottles; it made legal history. When he heard liquid dripping from the broken bottles, said Jack Newby, driver of the soft-drink truck, he was seized with a terrible fear that his gasoline tanks had ruptured. The dripping recalled a wreck he had witnessed years before, when he watched two people burn to death in a fire fed by gasoline. As a result of his fright in the cab of his truck,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!