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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

$6 million, wow this guy must have been hurt pretty bad.  But why was he all hoped up on Xanax and marijuana?  I wonder if he was in his right mind would he have seen the Shuttle Bus coming?  But then again, those shuttle drivers are CRAZY! 

Article From the Orange County Register

"A corporation has agreed to pay $6 million to a 32-year-old bicyclist injured in an accident with a shuttle bus near John Wayne Airport, say attorneys for the bicyclist.

The Santa Ana law firm of Callahan & Blaine called the case one of the largest bicycle-accident settlements in Orange County history in a news release this week.

The names of everyone involved are confidential under the terms of the settlement agreement in the case that was headed for a jury trial in March.

According to release, here's what happened:

The biker was injured Nov. 12, 2009, when an airport shuttle pulled out in front of him, rolling over the man and fracturing his pelvis in several places. The cyclist was left with chronic pain in his neck, back and pelvis and other internal injuries.

The shuttle driver admitted to not seeing the bicyclist and failing to yield, plaintiff's attorneys said.

The defendant corporation said in court filings the bicyclist was impaired because he had taken Xanax and marijuana. Furthermore, the defense said the accident occurred at night with the bicyclist wearing dark clothing and no reflective safety features, the plaintiff's release said.

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