Jury awards $1.2M to woman struck by electric grocery cart

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury in Cleveland has awarded $1.2 million to a woman injured when she was struck by a motorized cart in a grocery store.

Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2dz5Jhc ) reports Barbara Rieger was struck in 2012 by a customer who lost control of a motorized cart at a Giant Eagle store in suburban Brook Park. Rieger’s lawsuit says the impact tossed her 4 feet and caused her to hit her head on a store shelf.

The lawsuit says the then-71-year-old Rieger suffered head and neck injuries.

The complaint alleged Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle failed to show customers how to properly use the store’s motorized carts.

Giant Eagle had denied all of Rieger’s claims in the lawsuit. The newspaper says an attorney defending Giant Eagle in the suit didn’t return a call seeking comment Friday.


Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com