Pittsburgh may settle suit by sunbather who claims she was run over at a city pool

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The city of Pittsburgh is proposing to spend $20,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she was run over by a city employee while she was sunbathing at a public pool in 2009.

City Council introduced a bill to pay Angela Davis and her attorney to settle a suit Ms. Davis filed four years ago. The bill will be up for discussion next week and a final vote the week after.

According to the suit, Ms. Davis was laying on the grass near the pool at Riverview Park, when city employee Scott Donald drove onto the grass and ran Ms. Davis over the afternoon of July 27, 2009.

Ms. Davis, who sued several months after the incident, said she suffered bruises, lacerations, dislocated bones and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident. She originally sued the city and the city employee for $50,000 in damages.

According to records, Mr. Donald was employed as a lifeguard in 2009.

City solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge could not be reached for comment. Ms. Davis’ attorney declined comment.


Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.

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