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Bicyclist Injured By Shuttle Bus Settles for $6 Million
February 10, 2012 – According to reports a bicyclist that was injured by a shuttle bus reached a settlement for $6 million.
According to the law firm of Callahan & Blaine in Santa Ana the names of everyone involved in the lawsuit are confidential and this bicycle accident settlement is the largest in Orange County history.
According to information that was released the bicyclist was injured on November 12, 2009 by a shuttle bus in the vicinity near John Wayne Airport.
The bicyclist identified as a man was injured when a shuttle bus pulled out in front of him and then rolled over him. The shuttle bus driver admitted that he did not see the bicyclist and failed to yield.
The man riding the bicycle suffered a fractured pelvis in several places and internal injuries. He has been left with chronic pain in his neck, back, pelvis and other areas.
The defense said that the bicyclist was impaired by marijuana and Xanax. They also said, that the cyclist was wearing dark clothing at night, with no reflective clothing or features on the bike at the time he was struck.
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