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Northgate School District sued by man allegedly hit by tree branch while watching softball game


By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County couple are suing a school district after the husband was allegedly hit by a falling tree branch while watching his daughter's game.

Scott J. Baptiste and Stacy Baptiste filed a complaint in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Northgate School District alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on April 30, 2018, Scott Baptiste was watching his daughter's softball game at Dilmore-Mayernik Field near Northgate High School and was struck by a branch from a falling tree. The plaintiff alleges the branch struck his head and body and also injured others at the field. He alleges he suffered a fractured left hand, concussion and large laceration on his head.

The plaintiffs allege the defendant failed to remove or trim the tree to eliminate a hazard.

The plaintiffs are seeking $35,000 and a trial by jury. They are represented by Thomas M. Fallert of Thomas M. Fallert LLC.

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