Conn. Man Sues NYC Bike-Share Operator for $15M After Crash

March 3, 2014

  • March 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm
    reality bites says:
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    Seriously? The old feller hit the low barrier so hard he flipped over the bike?

    Per this article, the barrier was located next to the bike rack. What speed does one have to carry to hit the barrier and flip over te bike? And what speed did he expect to ‘dock’ the bike with? Was he expecting to skid into the rack and jump off like a teenager?

    • March 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm
      Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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      Is it Conn. man or con man?

  • March 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm
    jim says:
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    And I’m sure he was wearing his protective headgear!
    How long ago did this occur as I’m told many head injuries with loss of taste or smell don’t automatically create a permanent loss of taste or smell. I can attest to it because it happened to me and I’ve regained +- 90% from my fractured temporal bone injury.
    Guess I didn’t have the right legal eagle huh?!

    • March 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm
      InsGuy says:
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      He doesn’t have time to wait around to find out!

  • March 4, 2014 at 11:59 am
    Rosenblatt says:
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    “The city’s contract with Citi Bike’s operator makes the operator’s insurance company responsible for any lawsuits and protects the city from claims.”

    If it was the city’s fault for not having the barrier painted yellow, how is the bike company liable, especially if there’s a clause in the agreement stating it’s the operator’s insurance company who has primary coverage?

    • March 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm
      Libby says:
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      Liability the operator assumed in the contract. They should be liabile if they are the operator. The City is just the owner.



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