Statement of City Attorney on NTSB Findings
The following statement was received by The Lookout from Santa Monica City Attorney Marsha Moutrie regarding the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) report on the July 16, 2003 farmer's market accident.
August 4 -- We agree with the NTSB conclusion that the driver caused this tragic event.
As to the recommendations related to Santa Monica, we are weighing whether to seek reconsideration. The report appears to include significant inconsistencies and speculation.
The NTSB recommended a different type of barricade (called a Class 3
barricade) from that used without incident by the city for 22 years and
yet concluded that their recommended barricade would not have prevented
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