Today’s Headlines

  • Suspected Drunk Motorist Drives onto BART Tracks (EastBayTimes, SFExaminer)
  • Hearing Tomorrow on L-Taraval Changes (SFBay)
  • Weekend Closures Coming to Balboa BART (SFBay)
  • Outer Sunset Pavement to Parks (SFExaminer)
  • Changes Coming to Jane Warner Plaza (Hoodline)
  • New Condo Sales Down (Socketsite)
  • But Home Prices Increase (DailyJournal)
  • SFMTA Settles Lawsuit Over Fatal Bus Bike Crash (SFBay)
  • Marin Drivers Stopping on the Train Tracks (MarinIJ)
  • San Francisco from the Air (SFGate)
  • Will Tesla Get in the Electric Bus Biz? (TechCrunch)
  • Commentary: SF Housing Problems and Solutions are Not Unique (SFExaminer)

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  • RichLL

    Interesting that $3.25 million was paid out for killing a 78 year old cyclist. Typically such damages are based on loss of future earnings which, respectfully, in his case would not have been that huge.

    Compare that to the 4 million paid out to the estate of Amelie Le Moullac who, at age 24, could reasonably have been expected to earn a lot.

  • p_chazz

    The size of the award probably had to do with negligence, since the bus that struck Mr. Lai was missing the S-1 Gard which could have prevented him from being pulled under the bus and crushed.

  • RichLL

    Yeah, I guess so. Typically the jury does take into account loss of future earnings and, for that matter, loss of future years. I can only assume that SFMTA was considered far more negligent than the truck driver in the Amelie case. Or that the city throws money at lawsuits to make them go away.

  • p_chazz

    I have the feeling that it’s the latter. I’ve been to BOS meetings where they will approve multiple six-figure payments for reasons that aren’t disclosed during the meeting.