Washington man files pothole lawsuit against Idaho
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A Spokane, Wash., man has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against the state of Idaho for injuries he says resulted from a crash caused by potholes on Interstate 90 in northern Idaho.
Twenty-2-year-old Kasey Crick filed the lawsuit Dec. 18 after the state denied any wrongdoing in response to a tort claim he had filed following the Dec. 28, 2007 accident.
According to court files obtained by the Coeur d'Alene Press, Crick was a passenger in a vehicle pulling a trailer when the trailer came dislodged after running over potholes.
The lawsuit says the driver pulled into the median to reattach the trailer when another vehicle hit the same series of potholes, breaking that vehicle's steering mechanism.
That vehicle then struck the trailer, which struck Crick, breaking his pelvis.
An official with the state's risk management department declined to comment.