Colorado Bicyclist Who Hit City Vehicle Gets Settlement

June 22, 2011

A bicyclist who rear-ended a government-owned vehicle parked in the roadway has received a $50,000 settlement.

The settlement was paid after 26-year-old Greg Kopecky sued the city and Ronny Burr, a temporary city employee working in the Streets Division, over the accident last year.

Kopecky suffered a concussion, a skull fracture and numerous cuts.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the lawsuit claimed street signs clearly indicated that parking on the bicycle lane was expressly prohibited.

Burr was not cited for the accident.

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  • June 28, 2011 at 11:16 am
    TN says:
    Surely you Jest! (wait no that's Jester's Job) I don't care if you're a cyclist or not, it's a bruisingly simple rule that applies to practically everything, and that is Watch... read more
  • June 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    JV says:
    You people are missing the point. Cyclists get the shaft all the time. It's about time some dufus parked illegally doesn't get away with it (although I guess he still did). ... read more
  • June 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    Captain Obvious says:
    I wrote up a comment but it didn't seem to post, so i will paraphrase. While it may seem odd that this guy hit a parked car, I find it equally as frustrating, odd, and downrig... read more

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