Connecticut Man Files Lawsuit Against Citi Bike

March 3, 2014

A Connecticut man who says he was injured on New York City’s Citi Bike has filed a $15 million lawsuit against the bike-share operator.

Ronald Corwin, of Westport, Conn., says he flipped over the bike after his front wheel hit a low barrier installed next to the bicycle docking station on Oct. 25.

His attorney says the 73-year-old now suffers from traumatic nerve palsy that left him unable to smell or taste.

The lawsuit claims Corwin didn’t see the concrete barrier because it blended with the road.

The lawyer told the Daily News the 56th Street barrier now has a coat of orange paint.

The city’s contract with Citi Bike’s operator makes the operator’s insurance company responsible for any lawsuits and protects the city from claims.

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