OAKLAND -- The city will pay $610,000 to a man badly hurt in 2007 when a police car struck the vehicle he was driving.
Daniel Pena-Marquez filed a lawsuit in August 2007 after the collision. He was apparently making a left turn when an officer in a patrol car struck him. Pena-Marquez suffered a broken neck and badly fractured leg, according to his attorney, and his medical costs were well over $100,000.
The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the settlement.
It's been a costly month in Oakland for settlements relating to police. In early May the council also agreed to pay out $550,000 to a man whose sternum had to be removed after he was shot by an officer in 2007. The council also agreed to pay $350,000 in attorney fees to two men who won a settlement last year after they said police illegally searched their home, where marijuana was being grown.