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Paterson woman successfully sues city for falling on pockmarked crosswalk

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The city agreed to pay $7,500 to a woman who alleged she tripped and fell over a pothole while crossing the intersection of Pennington Street and 17th Avenue.

Maria Reyes states in her lawsuit she tripped and fell on a large pothole at the crosswalk on December 30th, 2012. She alleges the city “negligently, carelessly and recklessly” failed in the maintenance and upkeep of the intersection which created a “dangerous and hazardous condition.”

Reyes sustained “severe and permanent personal injuries” as a result of the fall, according to her complaint. She had to spend large sums of money for medical treatment, according to court records.

The city council approved the $7,500 to settle Reyes’ claim in a special meeting on Tuesday night.

Email: jay@patersontimes.com

  • Plumber

    Maria Reyes states in her lawsuit she tripped and fell on a large pothole at the crosswalk
    Hopefully she buy's a good pair of glasses with the money she's getting, unbelievable.

    • Yogi Zuna

      Just keep the city treasury checkbook open to pay for all of these lawsuits with no end in sight, paid by the taxpayers of course!

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