Wrongful death settlement for family of pedestrian struck in crosswalk.
We recently wrote of the increased dangers that elderly pedestrians face in urban areas. Wes Kruger, age 64 was in a cross walk on February 10, 2010 when a left-turning Megabus struck him and dragged him 30 feet before stopping. Kruger died soon thereafter at Northwestern Hospital. It appears that the bus driver simply did not see Mr. Kruger in the crosswalk. There was no failure of bus maintenance or driver training proven at trial.
The wrongful death suit was settled for $5.1 million. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the Krugers and sincerely hope this settlement can provide some closure for this tragic traffic accident.