When Lt. Brendan Connolly a New York City Firefighter was responding to a local emergency, the dangers of being a firefighter were always in the back of his mind. Smoke, trapped locations, innocent victims needing help.
However, the roads of New York City are often so dilipadated and filled with potholes and ruts that when his fire truck hit a recurring defect in a city street of Cypress Hills, Queens his life would change forever.
As reported here in the New York Post, Lt. Connolly fractured his spine and has been rendered disabled from working because of a sinkhole that has been recurring. Neighbors report that this problem has been recurring for years. Yet, the ability to legally recover against the City of New York for this defect is fraught with many hurdles. Some nearly impossible to overcome.