LA to pay $6.1M to motorcyclist over pothole crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will pay $6.1 million to a motorcyclist who hit potholes and crashed, leaving him with a serious brain injury.

The Los Angeles Times says the City Council voted the money for the settlement Friday.

Philip Ramon Alvarez sued the city over a 2015 crash in San Pedro. He crashed after hitting a series of potholes in the roadway.

His attorney, Santo Riccobono, said the holes were caused by city employees using surveying equipment.

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Alvarez was 26 at the time.

His attorney says Alvarez can walk but he can’t work and will need to rely on his family and caretakers for life.

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