There have been a few developments in all of the lawsuits that were filed after the horrific El Tour de Tucson crash in November 2008.
First, a little background...
William Wilson, 91, was driving on Ina Road in the middle of the race when he turned north onto Westward Look Drive and collided with 10 bike riders. Wilson then fled the scene.
Gary Stuebe suffered a life-threatening brain injury and four others suffered a variety of less-serious injuries.
Wilson pleaded guilty to attempted leaving the scene of an accident and was placed on probation. His attorney, Michael Bloom, said Wilson only left because he was frightened by angry bicyclists who had gathered around his car and yelled at him.
Bloom said that when Wilson turned onto Westward Look, he couldn't see the bikes because his vision was obstructed by high vegetation in the median and by two lanes of cars that were back up as a result of a crash farther up Ina.
Anyway, four lawsuits were filed as a result of the crash, including one by Stuebe's wife, Angela.
Those sued included Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Sheriff Dupnik, Pima County, Wilson, Deputy Muriel McGillicuddy, city of South Tucson, City of Tucson, Town of Marana, Town of Oro Valley and the State of Arizona.
In recent weeks, all of the lawsuits have been combined into one, the parties settled with Wilson for an undisclosed and confidential sum and all of the smaller towns and cities (Oro Valley, Marana, South Tucson) have been dropped from the lawsuit.
Oh, and Judge Kenneth Lee has ruled that Gary Stuebe should not be forced to sit for depositions because doctors have said he gets seizures when he's in stressful situations.
The trial is set for Nov. 2.