Oakland Cop Runs Red Light And Strikes Motorcyclist, Motorcyclist Wins $12 Million Settlement


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Nov 07, 2018
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On March 25, 2017 an Oakland police officer ran a red light on Broadway
and struck a motorcyclist, Elliott Van Fleet who was traveling westbound
on 19th Street. The officer ran the red light in violation of the law
and OPD policy. Van Fleet was thrown from his motorcycle and sustained
massive injuries. His lower left leg was amputated at the hospital and
his pelvis and vertebrae were fractured, among other serious wounds. The
officer is still employed.

The Oakland City Council is set to approve a $12 million payment to
Fleet who was run over by a police officer while riding his motorcycle
downtown last year. The settlement is easily one of the largest in
Oakland's history.

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