Officials in Oakland, Calif. have agreed to pay $12 million to a motorcyclist who lost a leg and was badly hurt when struck by a police vehicle that allegedly ran a red light.
The East Bay Times reported that the proposed settlement of Elliot Van Fleet’s lawsuit is the largest amount the city has paid to settle a legal claim. The city council is expected to approve the settlement Tuesday night.
Van Fleet’s left leg was amputated below the knee and the 35-year-old suffered other serious injuries when he was struck in March 2017.
City Attorney spokesman Alex Katz said insurance will pay $9 million of the settlement.
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