A jury ruled against the city of Los Angeles, awarding $23.7 million to the family of a motorcyclist who was killed at an intersection in San Pedro in 2013. 59-year-old Thomas Guilmette was riding his motorcycle to work when he struck a vehicle that was attempting to navigate a blind corner at the intersection of Summerland Avenue and Cabrillo Avenue.
The city was found 95% liable for the crash that took the life of Thomas Guilmette. For years, local residents had complained to city authorities about the blind corner. The jury was shown evidence that city officials had made plans to increase visibility at the intersection in both 2001 and 2009, but no work was completed. The city finally added a stop sign to the intersection after the 2013 crash that killed Guilmette.
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