Paralyzed former Independence High School quarterback Tyler Schilhabel will not be sued by county

Board of Supervisors told attorney to drop case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A former Independence High School quarterback who was paralyzed will not be forced to pay the county following a traffic accident.

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The Board of Supervisors told the Kern County attorney to drop the suit against Tyler Schilhabel back in July, after he rear-ended a car driven by a Sheriff's technician on Panama Lane.

The accident happened in August of 2011, almost exactly a year after a quad accident left him paralyzed.

The technician received about $6,000 in workman's compensation. The county wanted Schilhabel to pay that money.

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Schilhabel's fight to regain independence after a debilitating accident inspired many in Bakersfield.


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