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San Diego council okays settlement for child run over by trash truck

On Tuesday, September 24, the San Diego City Council approved an $18.5 million settlement for a personal injury claim filed on behalf of a boy who suffered internal injuries and whose left leg was amputated when a garbage truck slammed onto him in November 2011.

Now an 11-year-old, Luke Acuna was skateboarding in the North Park neighborhood when the incident happened. Acuna’s attorney argued that the truck driver was making an illegal turn on the road where Acuna was playing, which made the driver hit the boy in the first place.

The council gave an affirmative answer to the settlement without making a comment after deliberating the situation during a closed-door meeting.

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