Sheila Pell 8 a.m., June 24
City sued for failing to maintain swing sets in Mission Bay Park
Girl claims she sustained serious injuries after the seat on a swing snapped in half
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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