Woman Whose Car Landed On Tracks Below Wilcox Boulevard Viaduct Sues City

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A woman whose car went off the Wilcox Boulevard Viaduct and landed on railroad tracks below has sued the city of Chattanooga.

Rebecca Thomas-Winkler said the bridge is in poor and substandard condition and the guard rail was inadequate.

 The suit says on Aug. 24, 2013, Ms. Winkler was traveling east on Wilcox Boulevard at about 12:30 p.m. She was crossing the bridge that runs over the DeButts Rail Yard.

She said she had to swerve to avoid another car coming into her lane. It caused her to lose control of her vehicle and go through the guard rail.

The complaint, filed by attorneys Pam O'Dwyer and James Bryan Moseley, says the bridge had been inspected numerous times by the state, which said it was defective.

As a result of the wreck, Ms. Winkler "received substantial emotional, physical and economic injuries," it was stated.   


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