The city of Los Angeles will pay $3 million to a rabbi who suffered permanent brain injuries after he was struck by a car in the San Fernando Valley.
Shelaim Furst was riding his bike along Victory Boulevard, a posted bike route, on Aug. 25, 2010. Just east of the 405 Freeway, Furst was struck from behind by Antoine Shehata, who was trying to change lanes and get onto the freeway, according to court papers.
Furst hit the car’s windshield and was thrown 27 feet into the street. He suffered a brain injury and memory loss, according to his lawsuit.
An attorney for Furst alleged the city of Los Angeles allowed Victory Boulevard to fall into...
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings said the firefighter reassignments are needed to reshape the Fire Department to match the agency's workload, which has shifted from fighting fires to primarily responding to calls for emergency medical help.