Los Angeles to Settle Suit over Man Injured in Crosswalk Accident for $15M

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 reported that the City Council voted this week 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.