A former Lincoln car dealer has agreed to a $700,000 settlement from the owner of a car that was totaled in a hit-and-run accident.
Lincoln Motor Company said it agreed to the settlement in the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Richard Schlosser, who died in the hit-run incident in June 2011.
The settlement covers the cost of funeral costs and funeral expenses, plus attorneys fees, Schlossers attorney John Kline said in a statement.
The case was brought by his wife and son.
The former Lincoln dealer has worked in car dealerships for more than 20 years.
The incident began around 9 p.m. on June 25, 2011, when a Lincoln MKX was struck by a pickup truck in the parking lot of a shopping center in the suburban town of Fairfield, Connecticut.
The driver of the truck was not wearing a seat belt, according to the crash report.
The accident caused the car to crash through a garage and into a wall, according the report.
Richard Schloss, 54, was a senior member of the Lincoln team at the time, working in the car department, according a statement from the dealership.
He died a day later at the hospital.
Richard’s family sued the dealership and the Lincoln car manufacturer, and settled with them in March 2016.
The dealership agreed to pay $7.9 million, according in a release from the company.
Schlosser’s wife, Patricia Schlosses, had filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Lincoln in 2011.
The lawsuit alleged that the company had “a duty to protect the lives of its customers by ensuring that its vehicles were in a safe condition to operate at night.”