Posted: August 29, 2012

Injuries and fatalities caused by police vehicles occur with alarming frequency. Such was the case in the summer of 2010 when a speeding K-9 unit crashed into a motorcycle stopped at a light in Indianapolis. The rider, Eric Wells, 30, was killed. After nearly two years, the city settled a lawsuit filed by Wells’ family for $1.5 million. According to one media account, Eric’s father, Aaron Wells, said: “Does it make you feel better? No. But any time you can put something behind you in this whole matter helps. We don't have to be concerned about future court dates and further decisions. It is out of the way." Two other people injured in the crash still have suits pending. Learn more about auto accident lawsuits and civil rights litigation.