In November 2009, Portland police officer Ty Garrison was making the rounds in his 2007 Crown Victoria cruiser when he glanced down at his in-car computer to determine whether there were any pending dispatch calls being directed to his attention. When Garrison’s eyes were off the road, his car struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at the time, heading toward a neighborhood grocery store. 80-year-old Alganesh Negasi suffered multiple injuries as a result of the crash, including multiple leg fractures and a fractured pelvis. Her injuries necessitated a lengthy hospital stay and months of rehabilitation, and Negasi is no longer able to walk without assistance. The City of Portland recently paid $338,477 to settle the lawsuit that Negasi brought against the municipal government.
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