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Injured bicyclist's mother sues city

The mother of a girl who was injured in a bicycle accident filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Hernando County Circuit Court against the city of Brooksville and Village Green Apartments. Barbara Gilbert filed the negligence suit on behalf of her daughter, Ash-Lee Hughes, whose age was unknown. According to the suit, on Jan. 28, Ash-Lee was riding her bike on Sharon Street and turned onto a slab of concrete that crossed a drainage ditch in front of the apartment complex. She fell off the slab and suffered "severe injury and lacerations to her head and face and other bodily injury," the suit said. The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, says the city and the apartment complex were negligent for failing to make the slab safe. Gilbert could not be reached, and her attorney, James M. Tenaglia, did not return telephone calls. An attorney for the city did not return a telephone call.

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