A man who was injured when he tripped and fell on trolley tracks in San Diego has received a $21.5 million insurance settlement. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that 57-year-old David Long was injured in May 2013 when he stepped off the trolley and tripped over a piece of track where workers had ground down the asphalt. Mr. Long hit his head on the platform and suffered fractures to vertebrae in his neck and injuries to his spinal cord. Mr. Long, who was left quadriplegic, filed a lawsuit against the transit system HMS Construction Inc., Asphalt and Concrete Enterprises, Inc., San Diego Transit Corporation, San Diego Trolley, Inc., and other agencies in January 2014. Surveillance video showed as many as 10 people tripping over the exposed track, but Mr. Long had the most severe injury. The case was settled in late July and has just been made public.
Source: Insurance Journal
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