$3.5 Million Settlement Reached in Arizona Car Accident Lawsuit

Vehicle allegedly hit man on bicycle, resulting in brain injuryPima County in Arizona and the Perimeter Bicycling Association of America have recently settled a lawsuit with the wife of a bicyclist who had been participating in a bicycling event organized by the defendants when he was struck by a car, resulting in serious brain injuries.

Gary Steube was participating in the bicycling event El Tour de Tucson when 91-year-old William Wilson turned onto the road being used for the event and hit 10 bicyclists with his car, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

The plaintiff’s attorney claimed that as a result of the crash, Steube suffered a life-threatening brain injury, including damage to his frontal and temporal lobes. Steube remained in a coma for 40 days, had to have portions of his brain removed and currently suffers from epilepsy. As a result of the brain injury, Steube has been unable to return to his former occupation as a senior inventory analyst, the plaintiff’s attorney claimed.

Steube’s wife had also filed a lawsuit against Wilson, the driver of the vehicle. That suit has already been settled for a confidential sum, according to the news source.

The $3.5 million settlement that was reached with Pima County and the Perimeter Bicycling Association of America will be paid out mostly by an insurance policy.