Photo: Barron Hilton and lil sis Paris
Back in 2008 when 18 year old Barron Hilton, little bro of Paris Hilton, hit Fernando Mendoza Tellez at a Malibu gas station no one thought Tellez would become a millionaire.
Well thanks to the Los Angeles County Superior Court he is and in great part due to the injuries suffered at the hand of Hilton’s irresponsible drinking.
Hilton was arrested after that incident for DUI and for registering a .14 blood content. Prior to hitting Tellez, who worked at the station, Hilton had been driving down the scenic Pacific Coast highway on the wrong side of the road – luckily no one was killed.
Tellez claimed he was permanently disabled and was awarded the $4.9 million for his pain, suffering, his medical expenses and for loss income. Hilton for his part claimed he was not driving that night rather his female passenger was.
According to his attorney “This wild night of [Barron’s] reckless partying resulted in Mr. Tellez’s permanent disability, required him to undergo multiple surgeries and medical procedures and destroyed his family and his ability to provide for his family,” Joseph M. Kar said.