A New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, recently ruled that a passenger in a car that struck a guardrail on the New York State Thruway was entitled to a damage award and that the Thruway Authority was negligent in failing to meet the minimum standards for guardrail reconstruction. The guardrail had been reconstructed five years before the accident, which occurred on June 11, 1979. The guardrail had broken and penetrated the passenger compartment, trapping the passenger and necessitating amputation of her leg at the accident scene. The engineer who reconstructed the guardrail used a plan designed for another area and then failed to follow the plan in several critical respects. (Donley v. State 529 N.Y.S.2d 641 A.D. 4 Dept. 1988)

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    TranSafety, Incorporated

    8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Suite B-101
    Springfield, VA  United States  22152
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

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  • Pagination: p. 1-2
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: TranSafety, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0884-612X

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  • Accession Number: 00485725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM