I know nothing about this other that the article... I can only speculate on reasons why city vs. cyclist is at fault, so I won't.
Tucson told to pay more than $700,000 to injured man
Apr. 25, 2006 07:35 AM
TUCSON - City officials are considering an appeal after a Pima County jury ordered Tucson to pay more than $700,000 to a resident who lost the use of his left arm after a bicycle accident in a construction zone.
Tim Harris, 47, was riding his bicycle in May 2003 when he struck a sandbag holding down a sign, was thrown from his bike and run over by a car.
Harris' attorneys filed a lawsuit against the city, Williams Centre, Triumph Builders Southwest and Ajax Barricade Co.
Court records indicate the case against Williams Centre was dismissed over the city's objections while Triumph and Ajax reportedly settled for undisclosed sums.
Harris' attorneys Greg Wasley and Carter Morey argued that Tucson failed to create an alternative bicycle route as dictated by city policy and the barricades were put up improperly, "funneling" Harris into an ever-tightening space.
The jury came back with a $1,360,000 award, assigning the city 52 percent of the blame.
The city is studying the case to determine if an appeal should be filed, City Attorney Mike Rankin said Monday.