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Premises Liability Lawsuit Filed Over CA Hiker’s Tragic Slip-and-Fall Accident

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A premises liability lawsuit has been filed against theCalifornia Department of Transportation by the parents of a college student whoslipped and fell to his death off a cliff near Yosemite National Park.

According to court documents, Christopher and Lisa Broderickclaim their son Ryan died because of a “concealed trap” negligently maintained bythe California Department of Transportation and Mariposa County. Broderick diedApril 30, 2010 when he slipped off a concrete culvert along Highway 140.

The lawsuit claims the property had “latent and concealedperils” and that Broderick was “not aware of the dangers” due to “the steepcliff approaching shortly after exiting the culvert tunnel.” The defendants “oweda duty to the general public” to “maintain the property in a reasonably safecondition,” the lawsuit says. Instead, the Brodericks claim, the California DOTand Mariposa County “created/contributed to the dangerous conditions as theculvert.”

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