▶LOS ANGELES TO PAY $15M TO MAN IN­JURED IN CROSS­WALK AC­CI­DENT:

Manteca Bulletin - - Local/State -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will pay $15 mil­lion to set­tle a law­suit by a man who was struck by a car in a Hol­ly­wood cross­walk and left with per­ma­nent brain dam­age.

The Los Angeles Times re­ports that the City Coun­cil voted Wednesday to ap­prove a set­tle­ment with John Vic­to­ria and his mother.

Vic­to­ria was hit in a marked cross­walk on Franklin Av­enue four years ago and was in a coma for months.

The law­suit ar­gued that the in­ter­sec­tion was poorly de­signed, warn­ing signs were ob­scured and traf­fic laws weren’t prop­erly en­forced.

Los Angeles has set­tled a string of costly law­suits in­volv­ing the state of its roads. Last week, the coun­cil ap­proved a $7.5-mil­lion pay­ment to a bi­cy­clist who was par­a­lyzed when he crashed after hit­ting un­even pave­ment.

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