California Woman Blinded in Eye by Flying Disc Settles Suit for $3M

November 2, 2015

A woman who was blinded in one eye by a flying golf disc at a Southern California park has settled a lawsuit for $3 million.

The Daily Breeze of Torrance reported that the settlement involves Noreen Goodbody.

She was struck by a fast-moving disc three years ago at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach, which has a disc golf course.

Her attorney says Goodbody suffered a detached retina and a cataract. Four surgeries failed to save the vision in one eye.

City Attorney Quinn Barrow says officials were saddened by the accident but pleased to have settled the suit. The city will pay about $500,000, with its insurer covering the rest.

The city indefinitely closed the disc golf course last year.

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