Calif. Man Hurt in Trolley Station Fall Gets $21.5M Insurance Settlment

September 7, 2015

An Imperial Beach, Calif., man who was injured when he tripped and fell on trolley tracks is receiving a $21.5 million insurance settlement.

Fifty-seven-year-old David Long was injured in May 2013 when he stepped off the trolley and tripped over a piece of track. He hit his head and suffered injuries to his neck and spinal cord, which his lawyers say left him quadriplegic. Long filed a lawsuit against HMS Construction Inc., Asphalt and Concrete Enterprises Inc., San Diego Transit Corp., San Diego Trolley Inc. and other agencies in January 2014.

His lawyer said surveillance video showed as many as 10 people tripping over the exposed track.

The case settled in late July.

Topics California

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