breaking her neck and pelvis and nearly severing one of her legs. The other suffered a fractured skull, broken legs, pelvis, nose and cheek. Both women are now quadriplegics. The other two women were not injured.
The lawsuit alleged that the road was unsafe because the bike lane was too wide — possibly causing drivers to mistake it for another lane — and improperly marked. The city has since added concrete barriers protecting joggers and bicyclists. The Plaintiffs accepted a $49-million settlement with the city of Dana Point according to the Los Angeles Times.