The streets and sidewalks in the City of Troy are unsafe for those who use wheelchairs. DRNY filed a lawsuit on behalf of t
wo residents of Troy, Cheryl Seaton and Mosses Lugo, for failing to maintain accessible sidewalks, curb cuts and pedestrian crossings.
Mr. Lugo was thrown from his chair when it hit a pothole while crossing the crosswalk.The pothole snapped the right front wheel off of his power wheelchair. Ms. Seaton had her footrest and battery damaged when her wheelchair hit a large gap between the sidewalk and the road. The damage was so severe that the wheelchair became inoperable and she was forced to call someone to assist her. As a result of the City of Troy’s failure to maintain safe sidewalks and streets, Ms. Seaton, Mr. Lugo and others cannot “#EnjoyTroy” without risking serious injury to themselves or to their wheelchairs.