Roy Weaver loved his wife Linda and their three children. After 21 years of marriage, Roy and Linda still wrote encouraging notes to each other affirming their love each day. Roy exchanged his last note with Linda on February 8, 2004. On that day, he was employed as a track worker picking up debris at turn two, when he was struck by a racecar. Speeding along at more than 100 miles per hour, the force of the impact killed Roy instantly and spread his body parts over a large area of the track and outer wall. The accident happened while the race was under a caution flag.
Bruce Anderson took over 20 depositions of witnesses who worked in various positions during the race. The depositions focused on the events and circumstances leading to Roy’s death during the race and whether the defendant racing organizations implemented appropriate and effective radio communications systems and procedures to safely manage the racecars and movement of track workers entering the track surface to perform cleanup duties during caution flag periods.
The defendant professional motorsports racing organizations and race driver agreed to a confidential settlement with the Weaver family at mediation to the mutual satisfaction of the parties. This confidential settlement allowed Roy to provide for Linda and his children even after his death.