24-year-old Brandi Lynn Sutton has filed a 2 million dollar claim against the city of Newport Beach following injuries she sustained at a poorly lit crosswalk, the Orange County Register reports. Sutton was crossing West Balboa Boulevard and 26th Street in the crosswalk at approximately 2 a.m. when she was struck by a taxicab in August. She sustained serious injuries, including a broken leg and a concussion, in her fall.
In her claim, Sutton alleges that faded crosswalk paint and a malfunctioning streetlight prevented the taxi driver from being able to see her in the crosswalk, and that the city of Newport Beach is therefore liable for its dangerous property conditions.
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