|Published:||Mar 12, 2013 10:29 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 12, 2013 11:43 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, FL--The victim of a life changing crash is on a mission of justice for all drivers. Last October, David Vanaman nearly died when a crashed his scooter. It happened just 24-hours after the new Metro Parkway extension opened at Briarcliff Road.
Tonight he's taking legal action against the companies that he claims made the road is extremely dangerous.
Five months later, David Vanaman is still recovering from a severe head injury.
Last October, he was on his scooter at the Metro Parkway extension and swerved to miss a car trying to from Briarcliff Road.
"It was like your worst nightmare," said Vanaman's wife Christine.
This week, Vanaman and his wife filed a negligence lawsuit against C.W. Roberts Contracting and Johnson Engineering in Fort Myers, the two companies in charge of the construction project.
"I don't want anyone else to have to go through this," said Vanaman.
The family lawyer's engineering investigator poured over hundreds of construction plans and photos nd discovered numerous road obstructions locking the views of drivers.
"The bottom line is, the roadway should not have been opened with those obstructions," said Vanaman's lawyer Randall Spivey.
Photos taken on the day of the crash show tall Road Closure signs and barrels in the roadway the vanaman's lawyer says they served no purpose.
The lawsuit say's "...the negligent planning and supervision of the construction project, created a highly dangerous but easily preventable trap for motorists."
"It is shocking to see the pictures and find out that someone really didn't do their job," said Vanaman's wife.
Now after all this family has gone through they have made it their mission to not let this happen to another family.
Both companies in the lawsuit declined to comment. After the crash, the Florida Department of Transportation conducted a study and decided to install a stop light at the intersection. They expect the signal will be operational by this Fall.