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The stack of needed infrastructure repairs in the City of San Diego doesn't seem to be getting any thinner.

And now, the City might have to add dilapidated and dangerous swing sets to the list of needed repairs.

On February 13, a young girl and her family filed suit against the City for failing to maintain a playground swing set at the end of Clairemont Drive in Mission Bay Park.

The girl allegedly "sustained serious bodily injuries" after she was thrown to the ground when a seat on a swing snapped in half.

"The condition of the swing posed a dangerous condition on public property," reads the complaint. "Plaintiff contends that defendant failed to manage and maintain in a safe manner which is the actual and proximate cause of plaintiffs injuries."

Attorneys for the girl claim the City is guilty of "general negligence" and is responsible for medical expenses as well as "loss of wages." They estimate the costs to exceed $25,000.


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SurfPuppy619 Feb. 16, 2013 @ 10:55 a.m.

Yep, paying GED educated employees $200K comp packages while short changing the innocent children- what a crock.


nostalgic Feb. 16, 2013 @ 4:03 p.m.

I once heard that San Diego was phasing out children's swings because other people were using them to train attack dogs to attack the swinging swing seat. Looks like what happened in your picture. (No, I didn't say pit bulls, as you have MANY dog lovers who are also your regular readers, and I didn't want to offend them). This is a statement about people, not dogs.


Dorian Hargrove Feb. 16, 2013 @ 4:46 p.m.

I haven't heard of people training their dogs to attack swing sets before. Though, being a dog owner it makes perfect sense...just kidding.


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