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Motorcyclist suing government after Blue Ridge Parkway crash

September 11, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A motorcyclist from South Carolina is filing a lawsuit which says the federal government was negligent in maintaining the Blue Ridge Parkway after his bike hit a bump, causing multiple injuries.

The Charlotte Observer reports Dallas Fisher of Irmo is seeking $1.7 million to pay for his injuries and the impact of the September 2016 accident on his family. The lawsuit names the National Park Service and the Department of Interior.

Fisher’s complaint said the warning sign in place gave him no more than 25 feet (8 meters) of advance notice before his front tire struck the bump. His Harley Davidson flipped, and he suffered fractured ribs and a punctured lung, among other injuries.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said there would be no comment on a pending legal matter.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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