Philadelphia biker sues city over pothole that caused him to fall

By Thomas Kallies | Feb 25, 2014

A Philadelphia biker is suing various city of Philadelphia entities and a construction company over injures he allegedly sustained as a result of the city's maintenance of the roads.

Jerry Hemingway filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 12, naming Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia Facilities Management Corp., the city of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Cedotal Construction Inc. as defendants.

According to Hemingway, on Oct. 2, 2012, he was riding his bike near the intersection of Ninth and Snyder streets in Philadelphia when he hit a pothole. Hemingway says Cedotal was hired to repair it and may have been responsible for excavating the concrete around a pipe.

Hemingway goes on to say when he rode over the pothole on his bike he went flying over the front handlebars. Hemingway says he fell as a result of the pothole and sustained serious injuries.

Hemingway is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. He is being represented by attorneys John F.X. Fenerty Jr. and Margaret M. Fenerty.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Case No. 140201332.

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