Man paralyzed in San Diego cycling crash gets $20M
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man who was paralyzed after crashing his bicycle into an open trench at a construction site will get a $20 million settlement.
A lawsuit filed by Sheng Du says he was flipped into a rock pile when the front tire of his bike hit the trench in December 2017. The resulting spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Under a settlement, the city will pay him $1.5 million and two road construction firms will pay $18.5 million.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the City Council is scheduled to approve San Diego’s portion on Tuesday.
The newspaper says the firm Harris & Associates is paying $14.25 million of the settlement, while KTA Construction is paying $4.25 million.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com