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San Diego Cyclist Paralyzed in Car Accident Wins $24M From City

San Diego has agreed to a nearly $24-million settlement in a lawsuit with a cyclist paralyzed seven years ago when a car driven by an intoxicated driver collided with him on a blind turn.

The City Council unanimously approved the $23.75-million payout to Juan Carlos Vinolo in a session closed to the public in September. The council is scheduled to finalize the deal in open session on Tuesday.

The driver of the car was convicted of driving under the influence of methamphetamine and is serving a 19-year prison sentence. But Vinolo filed a lawsuit in 2016 contending the city also deserved part of the blame.

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