Family of Philadelphia Cyclist Killed in Center City Gets $6 Million Settlement - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Family of Philadelphia Cyclist Killed in Center City Gets $6 Million Settlement

Emily Fredricks was struck and killed by a trash truck while riding in a Center City Philadelphia bike lane last year

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    The family of a bicyclist killed when she was struck by a garbage truck last year in Philadelphia has received a more than $6 million settlement from the waste management contractor.

    Attorneys representing the family of 24-year-old Emily Fredricks announced the settlement Thursday. Gold Medal Environmental will also make a $125,000 contribution to local organizations that work to make roads safer for bicyclists. The money will be given out in $25,000 amounts over the next five years.

    The lawyers say Gold Medal has also enhanced its driver safety-training with obstacle courses and instruction in driving in urban settings.

    Fredricks was struck by a trash truck turning right at Spruce and 11th streets in Philadelphia during an early morning commute on Nov. 28.

    Emily Fredricks died when a trash truck struck her bike along Spruce Street in Center City on Nov. 28, 2017.
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