Woman injured in cruiser crash settles with city for $880K

New London Police Department (file).

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The city of New London has agreed to pay $880,000 to a woman who suffered permanent spinal injuries when her car was struck from behind by a police vehicle driven by a city officer.

An attorney for Lisa Cantler tells The Day that the settlement was reached earlier this month just before the case went to trial.

Cantler’s attorney says his client was stopped at a flashing red light waiting to make a left turn when she was slammed from behind by Patrolman Eric Hulland’s cruiser in March 2014.

The attorney says Cantler twice underwent vertebrae fusion surgery and missed months of work.

The officer said Cantler stopped suddenly and he did not have time to react.

A city attorney did not return a call for comment.


Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s