Chadds Ford couple says PennDOT, Concord Township to blame for accident

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 7, 2018

MEDIA — A Chadds Ford couple is suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Concord Township, alleging that the defendants did not take sufficient measures  to prevent injuries during road construction.

Timothy Graeve and Jacklyn Graeve filed a complaint May 25 in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, claiming the defendants failed to conform to its own specifications in designing and constructing a road.

According to the complaint, Timothy Graeve was injured on May 30, 2016 when his vehicle crashed on Route 1 in Baltimore Pike, allegedly as a result of the defendants' negligence. The plaintiffs said Graeve sustained a traumatic brain injury, subdural hemorrhage, a severe skull fracture, collapsed lungs and a tibia fracture.

The plaintiffs claim PennDOT and Concord Township are responsible for the injuries because they failed to install adequate traffic control devices and failed to provide signs to warn drivers of the dangerous road conditions.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000. They are represented by Thomas F. Sacchetta of Sacchetta & Baldino in Media.

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas case number 18-6039

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