Lawsuits filed over rock slide that injured 3

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Two lawsuits have been filed as a result of a rock slide this year near West Virginia University that injured three people.

WVU student Chloe Bolin of Cincinnati and Morgantown resident Susan Cramer filed separate complaints in Monongalia County Circuit Court, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. They allege the university failed to resolve the problem of large rocks falling from university property onto Monongahela Boulevard.

Cramer was traveling in a car when it was hit by the rock on Feb. 10. She said she suffered permanent bodily damage, the lawsuit said.

Bolin was riding in a Personal Rapid Transit car when it collided with the rock, sending Bolin and another student to the hospital. The lawsuit alleges Bolin was also seriously and permanently injured.

WVU spokeswoman April Kaull wrote in an email to the newspaper that the board cannot comment on pending litigation.

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