PATERSON, NJ – A 59-year-old city woman who lost her left leg and right foot after being run over by an NJ Transit bus in downtown Paterson in 2008 will get a $7.85 million settlement from the mass transit agency, according to a story on

The woman, Mercedes Perez, also suffered brain damage, cannot speak and is fed through a tube as a consequence of the accident, the story said.

She was hit by the bus and pinned beneath it in an accident at Cianci and Market streets in October 2008.