Michigan Motorcyclist Loses Lawsuit Over Road Conditions

November 14, 2011

There is no dispute that a motorcyclist suffered leg and ankle injuries that required surgery. But Kevin Agee’s lawsuit against the state has been dismissed because he wasn’t precise about the location of his crash.

Agee went airborne in October 2009 on the service drive of the Southfield Freeway in Dearborn, Michigan. He sued the Michigan Department of Transportation claiming the road was defective.

The state appeals court dismissed the lawsuit last week, saying Agee didn’t follow Michigan law, which requires a notice with details about the bad road. A three-judge panel at the court says the area is a quarter-mile long, but Agee didn’t provide any landmarks in his notice about the wreck.

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