City: Officer Not To Blame For Hitting 101-Year-Old Woman With Car
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The city of St. Paul says in court documents that an officer who backed her squad car into a 101-year-old woman in 2013 was not negligent, and the woman is responsible for her own death.
Roza Sakhina was struck by officer Lori Lin Goulet on August 16th, 2013. Sakhina died five days later.
Sakhina's family sued Goulet and the city in January, alleging Goulet was negligent. The city denies that, and says Sakhina's injuries were caused by her own wrongdoing.
Goulet was responding to a disturbance on Cleveland Avenue on the day of the collision. A witness said Sakhina was crossing the street with a walker when Goulet hit her. No charges were filed.
Personnel records show Goulet was involved in four prior squad accidents.