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San Diego settles biker death lawsuit for $1.8M

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego will pay $1.8 million to settle a lawsuit claiming its failure to install a traffic light caused the death of a motorcycle rider.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says the City Council approved the settlement Tuesday but didn't acknowledge any wrongdoing.

The family of 58-year-old Kenneth Sully filed a wrongful-death lawsuit after he was killed in 2009 in a collision with a car that turned left in front of him on the Pacific Coast Highway.

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says the city failed to put in a yield or turn signal after creating a left-turn lane on the highway in 1997. Records show there were a dozen accidents at that intersection from 2006 to 2009.

A $3,000 left-turn signal was installed three months after Sully's death.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune


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