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LIMA — The city of Lima and a handful of city employees listed as defendants have been dismissed from lawsuits filed after an accident in which a woman crashed her car into a crowd of people at a Rally in the Square two years ago.


The city of Lima, Kirk Neimeyer, Howard Elstro, Rick Stolley were dismissed this month along with General Motors Corp. and General Motors LLC, according to court records.


Several lawsuits have been filed after the accident including against Linda Booth, the driver of the car.


Some people suffered significant injuries from the accident.


Booth, through her insurance agency, 21st Century Casualty Co., filed the first lawsuit saying she only had $25,000 in liability coverage for anyone seeking a judgment against her. She also filed bankruptcy a year ago.


The accident injured 27 people during a June 15, 2012, rally. Booth was pulling into a parking space at the time. Police Chief Kevin Martin said it was likely she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.


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