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Dangerous Roadway Results in City Settlement

Walkup lawyers obtained a $1 million partial settlement on behalf of a 17-year-old girl who sustained brain injury as a result of being struck in a crosswalk. The plaintiff sued the negligent driver who struck her, the state of California and Caltrans as the owner of the roadway, and the city of Millbrae, which had a duty to maintain the vegetation along the roadway.

The evidence established that an overgrown tree obscured a pedestrian warning sign intended to alert drivers (such as the defendant) to the presence of pedestrians as they approached the subject intersection. The city of Millbrae and plaintiff reached the $1 million settlement.