Carrier Golden State Foods Corp. has reached a settlement with the family of a cyclist that was run over and killed by one of their drivers in 2012. The wrongful death suit that was brought by the family of Kathryn Leah Rickson alleged that the driver and his assistant were negligent in the accident, that the company failed to adequately train their drivers, and that the company didn’t properly equip the truck with blind-spot mirrors.
The lawsuit originally sought damages of just under $1.8 million against the company, but nearly two years after the accident, Rickson’s family decided to settle for $700,000.
Rickson was riding her bicycle in the bicycle lane, was wearing a helmet, and had flashing white and red lights attached to her bike. The truck made a left turn and ran in to Rickson who fell under the truck.
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