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Family of woman killed in Houston fire truck wreck to get $225,0

The Houston Chronicle: Family of woman killed in Houston fire truck wreck to get $225,000

Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
Jan. 27, 2010, 9:12AM

Houston City Council is set today to approve a $225,000 settlement to be paid to the family of a Houston cyclist killed in a crash between two fire trucks last year.

Leigh Boone died two weeks after the March 2009 crash at the intersection of Westheimer and Dunlavy. The trucks, as it turned out, were speeding to a false alarm.

Boone was standing on the corner with her bike when a ladder truck rolled onto her.

The family’s lawyer said his clients also have sought action on preventing future such accidents.

“What we do know is that there has been a specific focus on the policies in making sure these type of incidents don’t happen again,” said Donald Kidd, with Perdue and Kidd, LLP. “And there has been that level of assurance that gives some level of comfort to the family.”

The family of the woman killed by two colliding Houston fire trucks will get a cash settlement $225,000.

Chronicle news partner KHOU-TV contributed to this report.