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Wis. man has little recourse after highway mishap


FALL RIVER (WKOW) -- A relatively new state law limits civil court options for a man blinded on a Wisconsin road.

A Capital Times report says the state's pothole-liability law makes it harder for Kevin Droz to sue. He was blinded in one eye when a chunk of concrete blasted through his windshield while he was driving on I-39 somewhere between the Beltline and Highway 151 last April.

The law took effect last spring and requires a driver to prove negligence when suing a local government for injuries resulting from highway defects.

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