Transit authority settles over boy injured on escalator

The Prague transit authority will pay 220,000 crowns to a boy who lost part of his foot on an escalator in the Prague metro three years ago. The family of the boy, who was four years old at the time and had to have three toes amputated, had originally sought more than half a million while the transit authority offered 120 thousand. The court recommended that the parties reach a settlement spokeswoman for the company said it was the only and the last case that the transit authority would handle through a payment. As many as seven children have reportedly gotten stuck in metro escalators in the last two years, though no one has sought damages. The company has since installed special brushes intended to prevent such accidents.