State of Washington agrees to $4.25 million settlement to Burien woman injured in pedestrian accident

Kathie Larson, 52, reached a $4.25 million dollar in a settlement with the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) after a felon ran her down with her car and critically injured her while she was crossing a Tacoma street in June of 2008.

Larson’s negligence lawsuit against the state claimed that the DOC should have supervised
Aiyisha Gillespie, 30, the woman who hit Larson with her car, more closely because they knew she was mentally ill. Gillespie was being supervised after a conviction for a similar offense.

Larson’s injuries were so severed that she was confined to a hospital for six months and she has not fully recovered a little more than two years after her pedestrian accident.

Larson’s daughter said that one purpose for her mother’s lawsuit was to force the DOC to more closely supervise mentally ill felons.

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The Seattle Times State settles lawsuit with woman injured by felon
August 11, 2010