Settlement in Phx Police crash

Fairly unusal story, stemming from an incident in September 2007.

A Phoenix police officer driving an unmarked car collided with an elderly cyclist, Edward Allen Leigh, who was crossing Third Street in a crosswalk (what I refer to as a “rolling pedestrian”). It was dark and the cyclist was unlit.  Cyclists in crosswalks generally get treated like pedestrians under civil lawsuits.

The city settled a lawsuit brought by Leigh for $750,000, who had significant medical bills as a result of the crash. [azcentral]