Woman Gets $2 Million After Street Sweeper Runs Over Her
Twenty-year-old University of Miami student Bianca Milov was crossing a street in Coral Gables at 1 a.m. September 11 last year when she was run over by a street sweeper and ejected out the other end. She racked up more than $1.25 million in medical bills, and now the City of Coral Gables has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Milov for a little less than $2 million.
The driver, Jose L. Santiesteban, was charged with a misdemeanor of "failure to yield to a pedestrian," and the city fired him. His union is working to appeal the decision. [CBS4]
- Three Louisiana fugitives who escaped from jail and were found earlier this week in a Miami motel room might be linked to the disappearance earlier this month of an FSU grad student. [WSVN
- Democrat Joe Garcia, who challenged Mario Diaz-Balart for congress last year, has announced he'll seek the office in District 25 again now that Diaz-Balart is switching districts. [WSVN]
- The county commission is looking at ways to reverse part of Mayor Carlos Alvarez's strong-mayor indicative. [CBS4]
- Eduardo Muhiña has been elected the new mayor of West Miami. He served in the position temporarily after ex-Mayor Cesar Carasa went down in a scandal involving $70,000 worth of cell phone bills charged to the city. Carasa ran but lost by a three-to-one margin. [CBS4]
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- Dolphins Fire Kevin Coyle, Promote Lou Anarumo
Thu., Oct. 15, 7:00pm
Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30pm
Sat., Oct. 17, 12:00am
Sat., Oct. 17, 10:00am
- The Six Phases of a Gentrifying Neighborhood in Miami
- Chiquitica, Dog Who Sailed From Cuba Last Month, Hit by Car