A car crash from last year has landed the City of Port Moody in court over a lawsuit.
A trial date has been set for March 9, 2015, for a civil suit involving three motorists and the City of Port Moody.
According to a notice of civil claim filed in Supreme Court earlier this year, Yoko Sugimoto is suing the City of Port Moody, and drivers Glynis Tao and Charles Wang over a collision that occurred back in 2012.
Court documents state the incident happened on Sept. 16, 2012 near Parkside Drive and Heritage Mountain Boulevard, when a motor vehicle driven by Tao collided with the vehicle in which the plaintiff was a passenger.
At the time, Sugimoto was a passenger in a vehicle with Wong. The civil suit claims at the time of the crash, the traffic lights at the intersection were malfunctioning.
The suit claims the City of Port Moody was negligent by failing to ensure the traffic lights at the intersection were in good working order, the intersection was safe, failing to inspect and repair the traffic lights at the intersection and failure to use a reasonable system of maintenance for the traffic lights at the intersection.
Court documents claim Sugimoto sustained physical injuries that included shoulder, neck, and back injuries, loss of enjoyment of life and permanent physical disability.
She is seeking damages for loss of past and future income, loss of domestic capacity and past and future costs of healthcare.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.
In a response to the civil claim, the city has denied the allegations, and denies that the traffic control device at the intersection was malfunctioning.
The drivers of both vehicles Tao and Wang have also filed a response denying the allegations made in the civil claim.
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