An Arizona bike crash attorney has resolved a case for $3.5 million stemming from a 2008 accident that occurred in Pima County. The claim was resolved at a mediation last week and is expected to be approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
The accident occurred when the bicyclist was riding in El Tour de Tucson on November 22, 2008. At that time a 91-year-old driver turned North onto Westward Look Drive from West Ina Road and struck 10 bicyclists. The victim in this settlement, age 41 at the time, suffered severe brain injuries. Four other bike riders were also injured.
The victim’s wife and the four other bicycle riders that were hurt filed suit againt the 91-year-old driver, the organizers of the race, and the sheriffs department (who was handling traffic control at the location).
It is being reported that the victim was lucky to survive. He sustained damage to his frontal and temporal lobes, was in a coma for 40 days, and had parts of his brain removed. He also suffers from epilepsy.
The 91-year-old driver that caused the injuries initially fled the scene of the accident. He then hired a defense attorney and turned himself in. He later pleaded guilty to attempting to leave the scene of an accident and was placed on probation for three years.
The Arizona bicycle accident victim in this case was represented by Stephen I. Leshner, PC of Phoenix.
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