Nanette Aurdal was driving on a rural Jefferson County road when she hit something with her car. The 36-year-old went airborne and suffered severe whiplash upon landing. Only then did she see what her car had struck: a large, dead, black horse lying in the middle of the road.
On Friday a Jefferson County jury awarded Aurdal $2.7 million for the nearly decade-old crash to be paid by the driver and Sprint.
"We didn't know what the long-term outcome was going to be until many years down the road," Aurdal's lawyer told the AP. "After nine years, no one is guessing as to what the long-term outcome is."