NEW YORK – Now she's rich and beautiful.
The Danish delight said she suffered "severe personal injuries, both temporary and permanent" that harmed her skyrocketing career when she was injured in a three-car crash in the early morning hours of Feb. 1, 2001.
The jury returned the verdict on Wednesday, following a two-day trial before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman. In court papers, Andersen said she had just left the downtown hot spot Moomba at 2:30 a.m. and was riding up Sixth Avenue in the back seat of a friend's Range Rover when a Transit Authority cleaning truck smashed into them, pushing their SUV into a cab.
Andersen suffered a broken pelvis and ankle.
The jury awarded $1 million for past lost earnings, and $600,000 for future lost earnings. They also ordered the two drivers to pay her $200,000 for her past pain and suffering, and another $200,000 for future pain and suffering.