A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Texas woman whose vehicle was struck by a police bait car.
Members of the Dallas city council have been briefed on the family’s Texas wrongful death lawsuit. The council will vote on Wednesday on whether to authorize a proposed settlement of $245,000.
The wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of Anna Reyes. Reyes’ car was hit by a police bait car being driven by Eddie Ramirez.
Police allegedly chased Ramirez, who had jumped into the car set up by police officers to catch car thieves. Police lost sight of Ramirez and attempted to remotely disable the vehicle.
The police, however, were too late. Ramirez slammed into Reyes at 75 mph, killing her.
Since the fatal car accident took place, a new system has been put into effect that enables officers to disable the bait vehicle more quickly. After the new system was put in place, the bait car program, which has been temporarily suspended following the car accident, was reinstated by a unanimous vote of the city’s public safety committee.
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