Lawsuits will proceed against Dearborn in hayride crash

May 17, 2018

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb can’t get around lawsuits related to a hayride crash at a city-owned camp in 2013.

At least nine people were taken to a hospital when a hay wagon tipped over at Camp Dearborn in Oakland County. Police say the tractor driver, a Dearborn employee, had been drinking alcohol that day.

The Michigan appeals court says Dearborn can’t claim governmental immunity in the lawsuits. The state Supreme Court rejected the city’s appeal Wednesday.

The hayride was part of a fall event for members of a labor organization at Henry Ford College in Dearborn.

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