• Last modified 934 days ago (Dec. 2, 2021)


Schools sued over parking lot injury

Staff writer

A December 2019 fall in a parking lot at Marion Performing Arts Center is the center of a lawsuit filed Friday against the school district.

Marion resident Peggy Blackman was leaving the center after a program when she tripped over a parking block, the petition states.

According to the petition, “instead of being painted white, or yellow, or with a bright reflective paint, defendant has painted the parking blocks in dark non-reflective colors, making them virtually invisible during evening and night hours.”

The petition also claims the lot lacks adequate lighting.

Blackman was injured, incurred ongoing medical and surgical expenses, and had loss of time, pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life, the petition claims.

The petition continues that the school district and its insurance company have “completely ignored” Blackman’s notice and repeated attempts to settle the matter and refused to pay any medical bills.Blackman seeks more than $75,000 for her injuries.

Last modified Dec. 2, 2021