PEI

Charlottetown bike lanes 'unsafe' according to lawsuit by driver who collided with cyclist

Jordan Arsenault-Loeman is suing the City of Charlottetown in connection with a collision in August of 2015. He was driving a car that collided with a cyclist.

Cyclist paralyzed. Driver of car is suing the city.

The City of Charlottetown is facing a lawsuit in connection with a collision that left a cyclist paralyzed.

It's not the injured cyclist who's suing.

It's the man who was driving the car.

In the lawsuit, filed in P.E.I. Supreme Court, Jordan Arsenault-Loeman claims the city's bike lane was unsafe, in disrepair and contributed to the crash on August 1, 2015.

Alan Stanley, 60, of Charlottetown was seriously injured when his bicycle collided with Arsenault-Loeman's car as it made a left turn off Brackley Point Road.

The cyclist is now paralyzed from the chest down and uses a wheelchair to get around.

Arsenault-Loeman is suing the city for an unspecified amount of money.

This is the latest in an ongoing legal battle. 

Last month, following a lengthy trial, a provincial court judge ruled Arsenault-Loeman was guilty of making an unsafe turn.

The injured cyclist launched a lawsuit against the driver earlier this year.

Arsenault-Loeman now lives in western Canada, according to information filed in P.E.I. Supreme Court.

While the lawsuit has not been served on the City of Charlottetown, a spokesperson for the city told CBC News the city is aware of the lawsuit, but declined to comment further.

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