- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman seriously injured when she was somehow ejected from a moving police car while handcuffed has tentatively settled her lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.

City News Service reports Thursday that the settlement of 31-year-old Kim Nguyen’s complaint is subject to approval by the City Council. No terms have been divulged.

Nguyen was arrested in 2013 for public intoxication, handcuffed and put in the back of a patrol car. She says she was thrown from the moving car but doesn’t remember how it happened. The complaint alleged Nguyen was not properly secured.

Defense attorneys maintained Nguyen was trying to escape, but she said she could not have done so because her hands were restrained.

Nguyen was hospitalized for 17 days and underwent several surgeries, according to court papers.

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