San Francisco Agency Looks to Settle Crash Claims for $1 Million

March 2, 2011

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will consider settling nearly $1 million in claims from 12 passengers injured in a July 2009 light-rail crash.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Muni’s board is expected to take up the claims this week. The agency has already given out more than $550,000 in legal settlements to passengers in the crash.

Dozens of people were injured when an outbound light-rail train slammed into another train that was stopped at a station boarding platform on July 18.

Federal safety officials have yet to determine what caused the crash, which resulted in 57 legal claims.

Forty of them have been settled and the 12 up for consideration this week are also being recommended for approval. Another five claims are pending.

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