PEDESTRIAN RECOVERS $1,575,000 FROM CITY OF NEW YORK AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A MUNICIPAL VEHICLE
A civilian crossing Queens Boulevard with the right of way was struck by a municipal vehicle which was proceeding through the intersection against a steady red light. The pedestrian, unemployed at the time, suffered significant fractures which required surgery. He also spent three months in the hospital. Fortunately, the civilian had a good recovery. The matter settled at a pre-trial conference for $1,575,000 against the City of New York.