Court orders trial for woman hurt in crash

CANTON TOWNSHIP (AP) -- The Michigan appeals court has ordered a trial in the case of a woman who says she can't play tennis or golf after a crash with a state trooper. In a 2-1 result, the court overturned a decision that had dismissed the lawsuit in favor of the state. Barbara Jean Ross, now in her mid-70s, was driving to her cottage in 2005 when her car struck a trooper's vehicle that was making a U-turn near East Tawas. The Canton Township woman had surgery to repair her wrist, but she says she still has limited use, especially playing sports. Judges Douglas Shapiro and Michael Kelly sent the case to trial. Judge Kurtis Wilder disagreed, saying the injury hasn't affected Ross' general ability to lead her life. Published: Tue, Oct 16, 2012