FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Fresno has agreed to pay $1.35 million to the mother of a motorist who was killed in a collision with a police car.
The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/14ITyRf ) reported Wednesday that the city has reached a settlement with Pamela Matthews who had filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the city of negligence in March 2012.
Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew White was killed after his white Madza 626 was struck by a police car heading toward a call of an armed burglary in progress in northwest Fresno in the early hours of Oct. 3, 2011.
Police said preliminary reports indicated that officer Mandeep Singh Kehla believed he had the right of way when the collision occurred.
And once police arrived at the reported crime scene, they found there was no burglary.