Police-involved accident to cost SF $2.4 million 

An accident involving a police patrol vehicle on a night in the Bernal Heights neighborhood six years ago will cost The City $2.4 million.

Carlos Garcia, who was 21 at the time of the accident, was walking in a crosswalk at Mission Street and Cortland Avenue on Dec. 5, 2004, when he was struck by a police vehicle at 7:45 p.m. The lawsuit was filed against The City about a year after the incident.

Garcia sustained a massive brain injury. The police officer driving the vehicle and the officer’s partner said Garcia was walking against the light and was intoxicated. The police were accused of speeding and having no lights on, and there were also witnesses who said Garcia was properly crossing the street with a green walk signal.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera introduced the settlement agreement to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for approval.

jsabatini@sfexaminer.com

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