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Erie, PA: (Jan-13-08) Daniel Rossman, an Erie police officer, brought charges against the city, alleging that he was injured in a motorcycle accident, while he was on duty. The suit stated that Rossman, 43, was injured Sept. 9, 2002, when a motorist pulled into his path as he was pursuing a pickup truck that had sped through a school zone near Blessed Sacrament Grade School. The crash resulted in his body being thrown up 30 feet in the air and rolling another 75 feet. The accident caused life-threatening injuries that included a pelvic fracture, severely broken wrist, a fractured ankle, a deep groin wound, a concussion, and dislocated jaw. Records show that Rossman was in the hospital for about 100 days and eventually recovered, but he has not been able to return to work because of the injuries.

As part of a settlement reached, the city agreed to resolve Rossman's claims with a $150,000 payout. Sources stated that Rossman has applied for a disability police pension that will pay him 75% of his regular salary. The settlement will cover Heart and Lung Act claims and potential workers' compensation claims. [GO ERIE: INJURED COP]

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Published on Jan-14-08


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