LONG BEACH, Long Island -- A community on Long Island is agreeing to pay the remainder of a $3.5 million settlement to a man who was run over by an emergency vehicle while lying on the beach.
Marshall Starkman was struck as he lay in a lounge chair in 2010 by an officer driving a Long Beach police SUV. The officer was responding to a swimmer in distress at the time.
Among his injuries, Starkman suffered broken ribs and fractured vertebrae.
The city will pay $656,000 to cover the remaining amount owed as part of the judgement against the city, not covered by the city's insurance.
Long Island community agrees to pay remainder of settlement after man run over on beach