PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) The eastern Nebraska city of Papillion has agreed to pay $70,000 in a settlement with a woman injured when a speeding police car slammed into her vehicle in 2008.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Alicia Johnston was a 28-year-old nurse at the time of the crash. She sued in 2009, seeking to recoup $21,000 in medical bills, plus additional damages for lost wages, destroyed car, and pain and suffering. Her lawyer originally submitted a settlement claim for $385,000.
Her lawsuit said an on-duty police officer was traveling faster than 60 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour speed zone and did not have the cruiser's emergency lights or siren activated when he crashed into the side of her car.