Airport Shuttle Owner Reportedly Settles Cyclist's Lawsuit for $6 Million
That night, according to Callahan & Blaine: the shuttle bus driver pulled up to an airport exit and stopped. As the cyclist was passing in front of the shuttle, the bus pulled out, hit the bicyclist and rolled over him. His pelvis fractured in several places, and he was left with other internal injuries and neck and back pain.
Plaintiff's counsel claims the driver admitted he did not see the cyclist and failed to yield. But, as the matter headed for a March 26 trial date in an Orange County Superior Court civil courtroom, Callahan & Blaine acknowledged the defense would claim the cyclist was buzzing on pot and Xanax, and that he was wearing dark clothing without any reflective safety features on his bike near a busy airport at night.
A request for dismissal was filed today, according to Callahan & Blaine, which hails the settlement as the largest involving a cyclist in county history.