PASSAIC, NJ – According to NJ Advance Media, a Passaic County man was severely injured after crashing through a bridge while plowing snow on a front-loader.
Donald Turner, a 43-year-old a public works employee, later sued the New Jersey Department of Transportation and PSE&G for $10 million. He claims that they failed to inspect the neglected and decayed structure.
Turner was in the cab of a Bobcat on March 4, 2019 when he was plowing snow across the state-owned Ethel Avenue pedestrian bridge and fell 50 feet to Route 208.
According to a suit filed in the Superior court, “A portion of the bridge deck collapsed under the Bobcat, causing the Bobcat and Turner to fall to the roadway below”.
The crash caused injuries to Turner’s head, back, limbs, neck, and left him with permanent disabilities.
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