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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 12:58 PM

Golden Gate Transit pays $4 million for wrongful death in fatal pedestrian crash

An award of $4 million was granted last month to the family of a woman struck and killed by a Golden Gate Transit bus in 2014.

The verdict ruled against The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District after the jury found the driver’s negligence was a “substantial factor” in the death of San Francisco resident Lori Helmer.

The death is an anomaly in the transit agency’s history, the Golden Gate district told the San Francisco Examiner.

“It’s the first Golden Gate Transit fatality in more than a decade,” said Priya Clemens, a district spokesperson. “We’ll be reviewing our safety training and policies.”

Read more: http://www.sfexaminer.com/golden-gate-transit-pays-4-million-wrongful-death-fatal-pedestrian-crash/

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