Megan Fitzgerald

The family of Megan Fitzgerald, who was hit and killed by a truck last month while riding her bike on Coleman Rd, has filed a civil lawsuit alleging negligence and recklessness on the part of the driver, reports WSMV. 

The lawsuit claims Megan was wearing a helmet and obeying safety and traffic laws and the driver broke the law by not leaving three feet between the truck and Megan’s bike. The lawsuit seeks $20 million for the family for pain and medical expenses, adds WSMV.

Megan was 17-years-old and a senior at Independence High School. She had earned an Excellence full tuition scholarship to Southern Illinois University specializing in Biomedical Engineering. Her goal was to be a prosthetist. She was a year round swimmer for the Excel Swim Program and served as captain for the high school swim team.

The Williamson District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the crash report.