Lincoln resident files medical claim against town, says tree fell on him

Lincoln resident files medical claim against town, says tree fell on him

LINCOLN – A Lincoln resident has filed a claim against the town after a rotting tree on town property allegedly fell on him while he stood in his driveway, causing several fractures in his leg.

A claim from resident Roland Demers, filed through the Thomas E. Sparks Attorney at Law office, reads that on June 18, Demers was standing in his driveway on Preserved Arnold Court when the rotting tree fell on and injured him.

The claim reads, “As a result, Mr. Demers suffered multiple fractures to his left leg which have required medical care.”

The amount claimed is “to be determined upon the completion of medical treatment,” and the document states that the town is responsible for the expenses.

The claim was part of the Town Council’s agenda packet at the Aug. 15 meeting, and the board voted to refer the claim to the interlocal trust.

Representatives from Thomas E. Sparks Attorney at Law stated that the law firm does not comment on ongoing matters.