Ron Anderson had recently retired and was pursuing his passion for drag racing.
On Aug. 27, 2010, he went to the raceway entrance to pay for a card that would allow him to compete the next day. The 63-year-old man was crushed between the toll booth and the trailer of a pickup truck driving through.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/Lp8r0x) the settlement was paid this week. The city owns the raceway. Ron and Gayl Anderson also won settlements totaling $350,000 from Ron Anderson's insurer and the pickup driver.
Anderson suffered 16 fractured ribs, a broken arm, a collapsed lung and a long-term brain injury.
Portland Parks & Recreation spokesman Mark Ross says the city is taking six steps to improve safety at the raceway entrance. Seattlepi.com/AP