City pays $2.3M settlement to injured Bisard crash victims

Bisard criminal case still pending

INDIANAPOLIS - The city will pay a $2.3 million settlement to two motorcyclists who were injured in the August 2010 accident involving Metro police officer David Bisard.

Kurt Weekly and Mary Mills were both seriously injured in the accident, which claimed the life of fellow rider Eric Wells.

The settlement includes $1.35 million for Weekly and $975,000 for Mills for injuries, medical costs, legal fees, pain and suffering, property damage and lost earnings from missing work.

The settlement ends litigation against the city of Indianapolis related to the Bisard crash, but the settlement is not related to any criminal charges Bisard faces.

"We are pleased to have reached this agreement to help the victims, their families and our community begin to put this terrible tragedy behind us," said Marc Lotter, Mayor Greg Ballard's Communications Director.

The city paid $1.55 million to Wells' family in June in a separate settlement.

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