NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A blind lawyer who was run down by a bicyclist in Central Park a year and a half ago claims he has proof that the city has ignored the Americans with Disabilities Act.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, Richard Bernstein said he’s uncovered big violations of the federal law all over Central Park.
Bernstein was hospitalized for weeks and said he’s still in pain from the August 2012 accident but maintains that’s not why he’s suing. He filed the lawsuit against New York City a month after he was run down by a cyclist going 35 miles per hour.
“I’m not asking for a dime,” Bernstein told Silverman. “We simply want to make the park safer for people.”