Big Payout for Woman Hit by Grocery Cart
The 71-year-old suffered head and neck injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 8, 2016 1:05 PM CDT
   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

(Newser) – A woman injured when she was struck by a motorized shopping cart in a suburban Cleveland grocery store has been awarded $1.2 million by a jury, the AP reports. According to, Barbara Rieger was struck in 2012 by a customer who lost control of a motorized cart at a Giant Eagle store in Brook Park. Rieger's lawsuit says the impact tossed her 4 feet and caused her to hit her head on a store shelf. The lawsuit says the then-71-year-old Rieger suffered head and neck injuries. The complaint alleged Giant Eagle failed to show customers how to properly use the store's motorized carts. The store had denied Rieger's claims in the lawsuit.