L.A. agrees to $3-million settlement with cyclist injured due to poor roads and misleading route signs

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The city of Los Angeles will pay $3 million to cyclist who suffered permanent brain injuries after he was struck by a car in the San Fernando Valley. 

Rabbi Shelaim Furst was riding his bike along Victory Boulevard, a posted bike route, when he was struck from behind by a car who was trying to change lanes and get onto the freeway.

Furst hit the car’s windshield and was thrown 27 feet into the street. He suffered a brain injury and memory loss.

An attorney for Furst alleged the city of Los Angeles allowed Victory Boulevard to fall into “dilapidated” conditions and created a false sense of security by posting bike route signs.  The City Council approved the settlement without discussion.

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