Sacra­mento pays $160K set­tle­ment to man rear-ended by city ve­hi­cle

The Sacramento Bee - - Local - BY THERESA CLIFT [email protected]

The City of Sacra­mento is pay­ing a $160,000 set­tle­ment to a man who says he suf­fered a con­cus­sion af­ter a city em­ployee rear-ended him in South Land Park in March 2015.

Roger Dun­stan, 64, of Sacra­mento, was driv­ing south on River­side Boule­vard when he slowed to make a left turn onto Volz Drive, ac­cord­ing to a law­suit Dun­stan and his wife Judith filed in 2015 in Sacra­mento Su­pe­rior Court. When Dun­stan slowed, city em­ployee Clin­ton Nelms rear-ended him in a city an­i­mal con­trol truck, said Noemi Es­parza, Dun­stan’s at­tor­ney.

Nelms is no longer a city em­ployee as of Au­gust 2015, city spokesman Tim Swan­son said. Swan­son de­clined fur­ther com­ment on the set­tle­ment.

Af­ter he was hit, Dun­stan’s SUV spun around, crashed through a fence and stopped on the lawn of a home, Es­parza said.

Dun­stan lost con­scious­ness on im­pact and was di­ag­nosed with a con­cus­sion, mild trau­matic brain in­jury and short-term mem­ory loss, Es­parza said.

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