Car accident involving city vehicle costs $20,000 | Paterson Times

Car accident involving city vehicle costs $20,000


The city’s governing body earlier in the week approved $20,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a city man injured during a car accident involving a city vehicle.

Rubel Kurury, city resident, alleged he was injured in a vehicle accident on Spruce Street on February 3rd, 2011, when a city vehicle struck his car.

Francisco Barcenas, a laborer with the city’s police department, was driving the city vehicle north on Spruce Street failing to yield to oncoming traffic, resulting in the accident, alleged Kurury’s lawsuit filed in the Passaic County Superior Court.

Council members approved the settlement following a closed door meeting without discussion during a special meeting on Tuesday evening.