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San Diego passes $1M payout to man run over by Balboa Park ranger

The San Diego City Council approved a $1 million payout to 52-year-old Derrick Marable on Tuesday, September 13, including an undisclosed amount to his attorneys. Marable is receiving compensation after Balboa Park ranger Carol Rukstells ran over him while he was sleeping on a slope near the 1800 block of Sixth Avenue on the edge of the park.

The city council decided on July 19, 2016 in a private session they would award Marable with settlement money. They also gave consent to award other settlements – to a police officer and to two other people needing to settle personal injury claims – on Tuesday. Marable claimed he was severely injured as a result of this accident and that he suffered injuries to the kidney and lung, broken ribs, other fractured vertebrae, significant blood loss leading to shock, and a lacerated liver.


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