by Eric Gershon
Saturday, December 2, 2000
Huge jury award sends clear message, safety advocates say
Next time you’re tempted to blow trough a red traffic light, consider this: A San Francisco jury last week told a red-light-runner to cough up $867,135.
On June 23, 1998 Valeria Kumin of 16th Avenue was headed north on South Van Ness Avenue when she ran through a red light and struck an automobile driven by Scott Street resident Marie France Cesar, which had entered the intersection through a green light from a full stop on 14th Street.