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Sioux City Council vote expected on $7.5M crash settlement

August 3, 2018

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City has negotiated a settlement worth $7.5 million to the victim of a November 2016 crash involving a city bus.

The Sioux City Journal reports that the City Council will vote Monday on the agreement with Chad and Rosanne Plante, of rural Hinton. The city’s legal department has recommended approval following mediation talks with the couple.

Chad Plante suffered two broken legs and a brain injury in the Nov. 15 crash. Authorities say a turning Sioux City Transit bus failed to yield at the intersection and struck Plante’s sport utility vehicle. The bus driver was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.

Plante spent several weeks in a coma and then had months of rehabilitation. He and his wife haven’t filed any litigation yet.

Documents say Sioux City will be responsible for paying nearly $211,000 and the city’s insurance will cover the rest.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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