A Havelock woman has lost her 15-million-dollar lawsuit that a Peterborough area municipality was responsible for serious frostbite injuries she suffered almost ten years ago.
A judge ruled Douro-Dummer Township was not to blame for Jessica Greenhalgh’s injuries on a frigid night in January, 2000.
Greenhalgh and her parents, argued the township was responsible for her life-altering injuries because it failed to post signs on Rusaw Lane warning motorists of the dead-end road.
Justice Peter Lauwers dismissed the claim, arguing the township had no duty to put up the signs and was not liable. Greenhalgh and a friend got stuck on the road in their car, and spent 12 hours in minus 20 degree weather lost in a forested area before being found by a hunter. Doctors had to amputate both of her feet and all eight fingers.