A Vancouver cyclist is suing the District of West Kelowna and a civil construction company after he says he hit a construction warning sign and flew off of his bike.
Real estate consultant Paul Williams claims he was riding in a bike lane in the city last summer, when his bike wheel caught the protruding leg of a construction sign and he crashed.
Williams alleges that accident left him with an injured hip, groin, and pelvis, and suffering from headaches, dizziness, contusions and lacerations.
He claims the district and TT Contractors were negligent leaving the hazard sign on the road where it would interfere with bikes.
What’s more, he claims they didn’t adequately draw attention to the sign itself by failing to put up “barricades/markers/signage so as to prevent [him] from riding over the protruding footing of the signage.”
He’s looking for general and special damages for pain and suffering and loss of income.
None of these claims has been proven in court.
With files from Kyle Benning