SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors have approved a $14.5 million settlement for a woman who was paralyzed from the waist down when she was struck by a heavy tree limb at a park two years ago.
The Board of Supervisors approved the settlement Tuesday.READ MORE: San Leandro Children Ages 11-14 Arrested In Carjacking, Armed Robberies
Emma Zhou was with her two children in the park’s playground when the 100-pound branch toppled on her.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
The August 2016 fall fractured her skull and severed her spinal cord.
Zhou sued San Francisco in November 2016, saying the city’s parks department failed to properly maintain the Canary Island pine trees in Washington Square Park.MORE NEWS: Man Hospitalized With Major Trauma After 20-Foot Fall From Palm Tree In Discovery Bay
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