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County Agrees to $525,000 Settlement to Man Injured in Glendora Accident

The Board of Supervisors agreed to pay a hefty settlement to a man injured in a traffic accident caused by a Sheriff’s deputy.

The Board of Supervisors today agreed to pay $525,000 to a man injured in a collision in Glendora when a sheriff's deputy ran a red light.

The deputy was responding to a report of a man with a gun about 5:25 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2008, when he collided with Arthur Lerille's vehicle on Arrow Highway at Sunflower Avenue.

Lerille, 72 at the time of the accident, was headed to Santa Anita Park where he worked as a racehorse trainer, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. He suffered serious head and arm injuries and complained of memory loss.

The deputy, also injured, was identified by the newspaper as Brian Harper of the sheriff's San Dimas station.

The California Highway Patrol and Sheriff's Department investigated the collision and concluded that Harper caused it.

County lawyers argued that Lerille was hurt, because he wasn't wearing a seat belt, but ultimately recommended settlement.

lonny price June 03, 2012 at 03:24 PM
yes the sherif think they are the king of the road, they park any where they want . Drive fast with out red lights.
Ian June 03, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I posted a photo here on Patch a couple months ago of a Sheriff unit parked in front of Donut Man, facing the wrong way. They were just picking up donuts.
Ian June 03, 2012 at 05:18 PM
.....and it's still there under the Pics & Clips button.

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