The City of San Francisco has settled a personal injury lawsuit involving a Muni-train. The City will pay $2 million to a woman who lost part of her leg after she was struck by a train in January. The settlement has been approved by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board. The woman was struck by a westbound train making a left turn as she crossed a busy city street on a green light. Doctors had to amputate the woman’s right leg below the knee. She also suffered broken bones and other permanent injuries. It was alleged in the lawsuit that the City of San Francisco created a “dangerous, hazardous and defective condition” at the intersection of the two city streets. The intersection didn’t have proper signs and failed to give pedestrians enough time to cross the street, according to the Plaintiff’s lawyers.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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