Ford Motor Co. must pay nearly $18 million to a girl injured in a rollover wreck caused by an improperly installed valve on a tire, a jury decided.
Mary "Phoebe" Jimenez, 12, suffered brain damage and paralysis in the wreck two years ago. Her aunt was killed.
The jury awarded the money after finding Ford improperly installed the air valve on the right-rear Goodyear tire of the family's rented Econoline van. The tire exploded and the van rolled over on the Interstate 95.