SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will pay a Texas woman more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit over injuries she suffered in a cable car crash.

Alma Del Bosque was treated for a broken femur and other injuries in July 2008 when the cable car she was riding in jumped its rails after its operators got out to push it and it ran out of control.

Del Bosque’s attorney, Spencer Pahlke, told the San Francisco Chronicle that her leg was shattered just above the knee.

He said part of the settlement of $2,026,848 will go to cover nearly $500,000 for his client’s medical bills, as well as compensate the 52-year-old San Antonio woman for the impact the injuries have had on her life.

Muni officials confirmed the settlement, but have not discussed details of the case.

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Comments (6)
  1. RJB says:

    And don’t forget the substantial sum which will go to her lawyer(s). Some (way too many) personal injury lawyers love this kidn of case. It’s like winning a mini-lottery for them.

  2. ETH says:

    Nearly half a million in medical bills – wow.

  3. JaneQPublic says:

    If it wasn’t for lawyers willing to take these cases on contingency (no win, no pay), very few injured plaintiffs would have the money, energy or knowledge to seek compensation for their injuries – no matter how horrendous. Lawyers EARN their keep!

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