PHA May Be Liable for Playground Injury

Facts: A resident’s daughter tripped and fell in a playground owned, operated, and maintained by the local PHA. The daughter was playing with a soccer ball in the playground. At one point, the ball traveled into a nearby planter. The daughter went into the planter to retrieve the ball and, in attempting to exit the planter, tripped over one of the metal wickets in the wicket fence surrounding the planter and fell, injuring her right arm. The resident sued the PHA for negligence.

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