Bicyclist sues Port Authority, claims driver was negligent in accident which left him injured
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 5:20 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A South Side bicyclist who was struck by a Port Authority bus is suing the agency.
Richard O. Katz filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
The suit claims the agency was negligent when one of its drivers made a left turn onto B Street from Second Avenue, Downtown, striking Katz and leaving him severely injured on Feb. 22, 2011.
Katz is seeking money to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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I'm certainly no fan of the Allegheny County Port Authority and its drivers, but here's hoping they win this one handily and then make the cyclist pay their legal costs. As someone who encounters the wreck-less, inconsiderate, law violating, property damaging cyclists in and around Oakland multiple times a day I have little doubt it was the cyclist himself who created the situation that left him injured by either running a signal or sign without looking, attempting to pass at high rate of speed on the right side of the vehicle, weaving in and out of traffic and between the bumpers of moving vehicles or one of the other multitude of idiotic and dangerous stunts you can witness them doing on a daily basis.