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City to pay $3M to settle lawsuit over sidewalk accident

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A blind resident suffered serious injuries when he slipped and fell on a broken sidewalk that he had complained about for years. A blind resident suffered serious injuries when he slipped and fell on a broken sidewalk that he had complained about for years.
ATLANTA -

The city of Atlanta is set to pay another multi-million dollar settlement to resolve a lawsuit.

A blind resident suffered serious injuries when he slipped and fell on a broken sidewalk that he had complained about for years.

According to the lawsuit, Alex Jenkins suffered severe injuries in the 2008 fall.

The city negotiated a $3 million settlement with Jenkins lawyers, a city attorney said on Wednesday.

Back in 2005, a city inspector checked the damaged sidewalk. In 2007, residents – including Jenkins – complained to Atlanta City Council member Natalyn Archibong. She then contacted the Atlanta Public Works Department. The accident occurred in 2008.

It would have cost around $2,000 to repair the sidewalk.

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