facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NYC bills man struck by police car

April 8, 2013 at 3:40 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- A New York man knocked off his bicycle by an unmarked police car said he is being billed $1,263.01 for damage to the vehicle.

Justin Johnsen, 31, who required stitches for the deep cuts he incurred in the Nov. 5 incident in Brooklyn, said he received the "preposterous" bill from the city last month for damage incurred by the 2009 Ford Taurus in the collision, the New York Post reported Monday.

"I was upset. I was in kind of disbelief that they were going to send this letter after four months or so and ask me to pay damages for their vehicle, when they hit me when I was on a bicycle," Johnson said.

He said he was not issued a citation for the crash.

Daniel Flanzig, a lawyer representing Johnsen pro bono, said the city "should be sending an apology letter instead of a bill."

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Bethany Beach packed two days before jazz funeral
2
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
3
Welsh man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider
4
Georgia fourth grader suspended after bringing Nerf gun to school
5
Dreamworks Dad is back with video game-inspired 'Action Movie Kid - Volume 2'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback