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Motorist rear-ended by police car settles during mediation

Jasper County sheriff's deputy claimed brakes failed on cruiser

A motorist injured in a rear-end collision with a Jasper County sheriff's deputy has reached a $150,000 settlement of her claims against the deputy and county. Pamela Allen, a 48-year-old resident of Lockwood, was driving her Pontiac Grand Prix on Main Street in Joplin on Dec. 5, 2005. She was slowing down as she approached traffic ...