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]

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