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Articles - June, 1997

June 1, 1997
Bicyclist Did Not Prove Connecticut Town Knew Grate was Hazardous

A Connecticut bicyclist was injured when his bicycle wheel dropped into a open space next to a grate. The appellate court determined that the town had no notice that this condition was a hazard and upheld the trial court's decision in the town's favor.


June 1, 1997
Louisiana DOTD Liable for Not Warning Bicyclists of Danger on Bridge; Bicycle Manufacturer's Warnings Found Adequate

A bicyclist was thrown when his bicycle struck an edge dropoff at a movable portion of a bridge. The appellate court reversed the trial court's finding against the bicycle manufacturer and confirmed the damage awards awarded to the defendant and his wife by the trial court.


June 1, 1997
Young Children Most At Risk in Off-Road Backing Fatalities

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports statistics showing the high percentage of young children who are killed each year in off-road backing incidents.


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