Bicyclist sues Washington State asking for accident records for Seattle’s Montlake Bridge

A bicyclist, Michael Gendler, has filed a lawsuit asking the Transportation Department and Washington State Patrol asking that they turn over accident statistics for the Montlake Bridge. Gendler is asking for the data which he hopes to use to prove that his bicycle accident, resulting in his paralysis, was due to a defect in the bridge design.

The Montlake Bridge carries State Route 513 over Seattle’s’ Montlake Cut and connects Montlake with the University District.

An assistant attorney General, Rene Tomisser, says that the records can not be released because it jeopardizes federal highway-safety funds.

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Information for this article can be found in The Seattle Times.