Mountain View officials on Tuesday announced they are signing off on a $55,000 settlement deal with a cyclist who in 2013 was struck by a city police car.
The plaintiff, Zachary Platt, was riding across the intersection of San Antonio Road and Leghorn Street when a patrol car hit him while making a left turn. The collision reportedly left Platt with injuries to his head, neck, shoulders, knees and feet.
At the time, Platt was riding his bike in the crosswalk of the street, and city officials initially indicated this exonerated the officer from responsibility. City officials later rejected a claim filed by Platt seeking to recoup about $52,000 in medical bills as well as about $1,500 for his wrecked bike. Platt later hired an attorney and filed suit in 2014.
Discussing the case in closed session on Tuesday, Jan. 12, the City Council voted unanimously to settle the case for $55,000. Platt has agreed to the settlement deal, according to City Attorney Jannie Quinn.