REDONDO BEACH — A Redondo Beach woman, who was critically injured when a dual set of wheels fell off a moving garbage truck, rolled onto the sidewalk and knocked her down, has filed a $1-million claim against the city.
Since the Oct. 20 accident, Lucy H. Hensman, 56, has remained hospitalized with a broken pelvis, a fractured neck and ankle, a torn bladder, a ruptured diaphragm, internal bleeding and injuries and a concussion, according to her attorney, Mark E. Edwards.
Hensman was walking with a friend on a Catalina Avenue sidewalk, just north of Gertruda Avenue, when the wheel assembly struck her from behind.
No one else was injured, Edwards said, but the wheels also hit a car and a wall.
Patrick Long, attorney for Browning-Ferris Industries, which operated the truck, said the company has not completed its investigation, but California Highway Patrol reports indicate that the wheel studs may have been the wrong size.