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Old 10-14-2013, 11:59 AM
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Exclamation $242,000 awarded to Tacoma bicyclist in crash caused by asphalt crack

Just a reminder to everyone... Reporting problems saves us all money (and someone some grief).

The Associated Press

October 11, 2013

TACOMA — A judge ordered the city of Tacoma to pay $242,000 to a bicyclist who crashed when his bike tire wedged in a crack in the asphalt.

The News Tribune reports Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend ruled this week in favor of Eugene Smith.

He suffered a fractured eye bone, separated shoulder and chipped teeth when he crashed in November 2010 in a city bike lane.

His lawyer said the city was negligent in designing the lane, putting a temporary patch on damage and removing cones and barricades it had used to mark the damage because they blocked a bus stop.

The city admitted mistakes but argued Smith was partly at fault because he was aware of the crack as a regular biker on the route.

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