Chester resident sues city for negligence in alleged sidewalk oversight

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

MEDIA — A woman is suing Redevelopment Authority of Chester and City of Chester, citing alleged negligence.

Alice Jennings filed a complaint on Nov. 27 in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they negligently allowed a dangerous condition to exist in the sidewalk.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 1, 2016, she was lawfully on a City of Chester sidewalk when she was caused to fall from her wheelchair after striking a misaligned portion of the sidewalk. 

She suffered injuries including but not limited to concussions, lumbar injuries, lip injuries and nasal injuries, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Redevelopment Authority of Chester and City of Chester responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to make reasonable inspections to discover the dangerous condition and make it safe and failed to barricade the area or to provide adequate notice of the defective condition of the sidewalk.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by Marc Sacchetta of Sacchetta & Falcone in Media.

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