Plaintiff was competing in the cycling portion of the Goleta Beach triathlon when he slammed into the back of a car making a right turn at an intersection, sustaining life-threatening injuries in the process.  He argued the Sheriff’s Deputy (a County employee) conducting traffic control at the time was “grossly negligent” in failing to see him and failing to implement certain safety precautions prior to directing the driver to make her turn.  On summary judgment, the County successfully asserted the defenses of waiver and governmental immunity. Severson & Werson also obtained a voluntary dismissal for another client and co-defendant, the City of Goleta.  As the plaintiff sustained life-threatening injuries and had substantial economic and other damages, he intended to seek up to $5 million at trial.