City Council of Kansas City unanimously approved settlement in ambulance death
9:09 PM, May 26, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The City Council of Kansas City unanimously approved a settlement for the family of the man who died in the back of an ambulance.
In January, Frank Nigro Jr., died in the back of an ambulance during a routine transfer in a snow storm.
Nigro's family says the ambulance crew didn't notice he died until they arrived at St. Luke's on the Country Club Plaza.
City council approved a settlement to the family for more than $200,000 dollars.
"Do I wish it hadn't been this way? Of course. Do I wish the gentleman had survived? Absolutely. But I look at this as a situation where at least a reasonably quick decision was made on how this matter should be resolved and it was done," said Kansas City Mayor Sly James.
James said the city will now avoid a potentially costly lawsuit.