A 2015 incident in which a car and its driver dropped into a ditch in the roadway and flipped over has led Redlands, a developer and a contractor to recently OK a $2.25 million settlement to be paid by insurance companies.LitigationLiabilityExcess & Surplus Lines
According to the original complaint by Mark Digiacinto, filed in 2017 in San Bernardino Superior Court, he was driving east on Lugonia Avenue at 4:03 a.m. Dec. 29, 2015, in an area marked by construction cones.
When the cones ended on the right side he moved right, then felt his car “drop off” into the 2-foot deep ditch before it overturned.
In the complaint, he said he suffered serious neck and back injuries.
The city, developer Hillwood Construction Services of California LP, and contractor A Cone Zone Inc. were named as defendants.