Woman injured in 2006 Muni crash set to receive settlement of $750,000 

A woman who suffered horrific leg injuries after being struck by a Muni bus on Market Street in 2006 is set to receive an injury claim from the transit agency for $750,000.

Imelda Torrente was hit while in the crosswalk on Market Street, an injury that forced the amputation of her right leg above the knee, and the amputation of the left leg at the ankle, according to a claim filed by Torrente’s lawyers.

On Tuesday, nearly four years to the day after the July 12, 2006, accident, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors will be asked to approve Torrente’s claim request for $750,000.

The large payout will occur while the agency continues to deal with the mounting fiscal costs of the July 19, 2009, accident at West Portal Station that injured 47 people.

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