San Bernardino County Settles Motorcycle Claim for $3 Million

January 4, 2012

San Bernardino County has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit that blamed dangerous road conditions for a motorcycle crash that left a passenger with head and neck injuries.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported on the agreement in the case in which Lisa Hermann sued the county after a 2007 crash on the Kelso-Cima Road near the Nevada border.

County spokesman David Wert said recent heavy rains had washed out part of the road, leaving a trench, and the accident occurred before crews were able to make repairs.

 

 

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  • January 5, 2012 at 11:40 am
    John Burden says:
    So can I go out on my motorcycle after it snows in Colorado and then, if I wreck, sue the city if the roads weren't clear in time for me to ride?
  • January 5, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Valk says:
    So wrong to release the dumb ass driver from his responsibility watch for road hazards. How about suing the rain for the flash flood that caused the rut? Oh, I guess that's wh... read more
  • January 5, 2012 at 9:27 am
    wudchuck says:
    question would be -- do they now have enough money to fix the road or anything else since they are paying 3 mil? or even better, is that tax collection going up because of thi... read more
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