EAGLE ROCK — L.A.’s uneven pavement apparently cost a cyclist his life, and will now cost the city $4.5 million dollars, according to the L.A. Times.
The City Council agreed Wednesday to pay a settlement to the family of Edgardo Gabat, 56, who died in August 2014 after hitting a a 2-inch ridge in the concrete pavement along Colorado Boulevard, east of Figueroa Street. The Times said Gabat was thrown from his bicycle and landed on his neck. He was wearing a helmet.
Gabat’s family sued the city the following year, saying it had not properly maintained the pavement or posted warning signs for bumps in the road. Arash Homampour, the attorney for his family, told the Times that other cyclists have reportedly been injured nearby.
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