BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A former Independence High School quarterback who was paralyzed will not be forced to pay the county following a traffic accident.
READ | Kern County suing former Independence High quarterback over accident with Sheriff's technician :http://bit.ly/1eBgKVt
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.