- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has cleared the state of any responsibility in a diving accident at a Woonsocket park that left a man paralyzed.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/28QRm1o ) the court this week ruled against the wife of the late Brett Roy and cleared the state of liability in the incident at World War II Veterans Memorial Park in July 2008.

Roy, who died in March, broke his neck diving into a man-made pond at the park and was left paralyzed from the neck down. His wife and two children sued the state, alleging negligence.

The court’s decision reversed a previous ruling granting the family a new trial. The panel ruled that Roy assumed responsibility when he was diving into shallow waters at the park.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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