Missouri City Settles With Woman Allegedly Hit By Road Sign

Missouri City Settles With Woman Allegedly Hit By Road SignThe city of Carl Junction, Missouri, recently agreed to pay a local woman $10,000 to settle her personal injury lawsuit, which claimed she was hit by a city-owned directional sign.

Yvonne Ball claimed she was walking back to her house from a local supermarket on a windy day in April 2010 when a directional sign pointing visitors to the location of Center Creek Park detached from the poles that held it in place, the Joplin Globe reports. The detached sign then struck Ball, injuring her knee, foot and head, and she allegedly needed to incur $3,500 in medical bills to address these injuries.

Ball's personal injury lawsuit, filed in October of last year, claimed that the city of Carl Junction had not properly installed the sign, and that it was not adequately secured to its posts. She sought an unspecified amount in damages in the original suit, and her personal injury attorney has said that the $10,000 settlement is to his client's satisfaction.

Carl Junction is located in Jasper County, Missouri, approximately five miles from the Kansas state line. It has a population of approximately 6,500.