UD student run over by fire truck sues city of Dayton

A University of Dayton student who was seriously injured after being struck and run over by a fire truck has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $25,000 from the city of Dayton and other parties.

On Oct. 22, 2015, then-18-year-old Quinton Kane was riding his bicycle in a bike lane near the United Dairy Farmers on Brown Street when he was struck by a Dayton Fire emergency vehicle, according to a lawsuit filed this month.

The fire engine, which was on a non-emergency run, was turning into UDF’s parking lot and did not yield, hitting Kane, running him and his bicycle over and trapping him under the vehicle, according to the lawsuit and news reports at the time.

Kane suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital.

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The day of the crash, Dayton Fire Chief Jeff Payne said there was one fire lieutenant and three firefighters on board the fire truck when the crash occurred.

The lawsuit identifies city employee Richard Davis as the possible driver, but says it’s possible it was someone else.

The lawsuit also lists Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company as a defendant, which paid Kane’s medical expenses, saying the company may have a legal claim if the city is protected by immunity provisions.

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