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NEW YORK (AP) — A writer who sued a double-decker bus company after getting hit and seriously injured has been awarded $85 million by a jury.

The lawyer for Devan Sipher says the jury in Manhattan made its decision in the civil case late Tuesday following a trial that had started in late October.

Sipher, who has written wedding columns for The New York Times, was walking in a Manhattan crosswalk in July 2015 when he was hit by a Gray Line bus making a turn.

Attorney Howard Hershenhorn says Sipher was severely injured and has required 11 surgeries.

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Gray Line did not respond to an email seeking comment.

Hershenhorn says the bus company settled with Sipher after the trial for a confidential amount of money.

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