Injured Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver Files Lawsuit

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA A man hurt when a car slammed into his horse-drawn carriage as he showed tourists the sights of Atlanta has filed a lawsuit against a motorist.

Donald Borchardt was taking three Atlanta visitors on a tour of downtown in April. Witnesses told police as many as three cars were
racing and a black Lexus slammed into the back of the carriage.

Borchardt's attorney, Anthony Kalka, said he was thrown 30 feet in the air and landed on a car hood.

Kalka says his injuries included six broken ribs, a broken clavicle, a fractured neck and a head injury.

Police have said they arrested the driver of the Lexus, who was charged with following too closely, driving too fast for conditions
and violating the open container law. He is to be arraigned Feb. 14.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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