August 12th, 2009 | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts, CLEAN UP

JUICY SUITS: Skater Vs. TriMet Bus

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A skateboarder is suing TriMet after he was allegedly hit by a bus in Southeast Portland.

According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, 23-year-old Clayton Stubblefield was skating near the intersection of Southeast 7th Street and Hawthorne on July 17, 2008. He was hit by a TriMet bus merging into the lane he was skating in, the lawsuit says.

Stubblefield suffered cuts and abrasions as well as "severe wrenching, tearing, straining and bruising of muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues of his neck and back," the lawsuit says.

The suit, filed by Aloha lawyer Michael Sahagian, seeks $3,500 for medical expenses plus $25,000 for pain and suffering.

TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch declined to comment because of the pending litigation.

Read about more Juicy Suits here.
 
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