Damages sought from Alco Parking Corp. over concussion allegedly caused by parking gate

By Louie Torres | Feb 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County couple alleges the wife suffered a concussion after being struck by an automated parking gate at a garage in Pittsburgh.

Hannah Sweet and Timothy Clark filed a complaint on Feb. 21 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Alco Parking Corp. alleging negligence and loss of consortium.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on March 5, 2016, Sweet was physically injured when she was struck by an automated parking gate at the Convention Center Garage in downtown Pittsburgh. The suit states the defendant maintained the areas of exit and entrance of the garage, including the gates.

The plaintiff alleges she suffered a concussion as a result and was not able to work for a year.

The plaintiffs hold Alco Parking Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to make the automated gates safe for pedestrians.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $35,000 plus interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Alec B. Wright of The Law Offices of Timothy P. O'Brien in Pittsburgh.

Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County case number GD-18-002402

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