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Oregon Couple Suing Yosemite

Yosemite, CA — An Oregon couple have filed a lawsuit against Yosemite National Park after a tree crushed their car two years ago.

According to the Associated Press, Lisa Thorpe and David Stone claim no warning signs were posted on Tioga Pass Road when their car was struck in September 16, 2008. The lawsuit alleges that a park employee Jared Brown was trimming trees nearby that caused one tree to fall and smash the car.

Thorpe suffered a spinal cord fracture that required a protective “halo” medical device implanted in her skull for a year. Stone had minor injuries but claims he suffered mental and emotional trauma in the accident.

Written by tina.falco@mlode.com