Family of student hit by dump truck sues OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an Ohio State student who lost a leg when he was run over by a dump truck on campus is suing the university and others.

Freshman James Daniel Hughes was riding his bike to class on Sept. 5 when he was hit by a dump truck near the entrance to a construction site. The 18-year-old lost his right leg and suffered severe damage to his pelvis.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/VJHCKe ) reports that Hughes' family is suing Ohio State, the driver of the dump truck and 10 contractors hired by OSU. The action alleges that they failed to keep students safe.

OSU officials declined to talk about the lawsuit, other than to say that safety remains the highest priority on campus.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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