Posted: June 12, 2013

 In yet another terrible car crash involving a police vehicle, the City of Lansing recently agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a man seriously injured in a 2009 accident. Christopher Morofsky, now 26, was a back-seat passenger in a car that was struck by a police cruiser that was racing to a fight at a city grocery store. The cruiser did not have its overhead emergency lights flashing, according to a news report of the case, which noted the vehicle was traveling 53 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone. Morofsky was thrown more than 70 feet from his car and suffered multiple fractures as well as injuries to his brain, spine and internal organs. A news report quoted his attorney as saying Morofsky had to have 12 surgeries and still must undergo therapy and treatment for his injuries. Two other men who were in the car have also filed suit against the city. Accidents caused by police vehicles are not as uncommon as people may think, with crashes with other vehicles and injuries to pedestrians often in the news. Gt more information about auto accident lawsuits.