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Penticton woman suing city after tripping on sidewalk

Barbara May Schneiderat claims the City of Penticton is responsible for injuries she suffered from a fall near 37 Backstreet Boulevard.
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A woman tripped on a sidewalk in Penticton and now the city is getting sued.

Barbara May Schneiderat fell on a sidewalk on Backstreet Boulevard in Penticton on June 7, which resulted in injuries to her wrist and torso, and caused her emotional distress, according to a lawsuit filed Dec. 5.

Causing or contributing to the fall was the City of Penticton’s negligence, the civil suit claims. The city failed to repair or maintain the sidewalk, it was not designed and built for its intended use, and there are no warnings for users.

READ MORE: Penticton woman suing city and long boarder who allegedly rolled into her

Schneiderat is seeking relief for her pain, suffering, loss of amenities, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, lost income, loss of opportunity to earn income, loss of future income capacity, cost of care, loss of house maintenance capacity, special damages, as well as costs.

The City of Penticton hasn't responded to the claim. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Last month, a pedestrian who was hit by a long boarder in Penticton filed a lawsuit against the city and the rider. A woman was hit by a long boarder on the Lakeshore Drive multi-use pathway.


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