The San Francisco Supervisors are reviewing a multi-million settlement concerning a motorcyclist who sustained serious personal injuries after being struck by a fire struck. According to reports, the fire truck was speeding on its way with its lights and siren on. The fire truck proceeded through the intersection, striking the motorcyclist and sending him across Howard Street and into a fire hydrant. The man suffered catastrophic injuries, requiring years of treatment and medical expenses. Sources also report that the driver of the fire truck immediately went into a pub following the accident to drink pitchers of water, ostensibly to lower his blood alcohol level, which subsequently tested above the legal limit.
While the breathalyzer tests were thrown out in the civil lawsuit, criminal DUI charges are still pending.
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