Scottsdale considering settlement for injuries from multi-car accident

The city of Scottsdale is considering entering into a settlement with Miguel Ibarra, who claimed injuries he sustained occurred as a result of a car accident involving a city employee for the sum of $21.499.99 to avoid any further costs from the case.

The city will decide whether to pay the settlement or not at its Monday, Oct. 10 city council meeting.

According to a city staff proposal, the multi-vehicle collision occurred on Nov. 15, 2015. The proposal stated Mr. Ibarra had collided with another vehicle just before city employee Alex Dyer collided with Mr. Ibarra.

Originally, Mr. Ibarra demanded $100,000 to settle his claim but city staff negotiated the settlement to $21,499.99 in the hopes of avoiding the need for litigation, according to the proposal.

If approved, the city will “execute settlement documents as proposed and the city will pay the settlement amount within a reasonable time thereafter,” the proposal stated.

The proposal also stated staff recommends the city pays the amount to Mr. Ibarra to save the city money and resources.

News Services Reporter Josh Martinez can be contacted at jmartinez@newszap.com or at 623-445-2738

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