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FDNY Hit & Run Settled for 275G [2008-11-17]

Susan Edelman [New York Post]
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The city is paying a man hurt in a hit-and-run with a fire truck $275,000, The Post has learned.

A police accident report said the Engine Co. 96 truck ran a red light in The Bronx in 2001 and hit a car, but the FDNY driver kept going.

Carlos Morales, 44, a passenger who suffered a back injury, agreed to the settlement after the FDNY and city lawyers falsely ID’d the driver, according to Morales’ lawyer, Peter DeFilippis.