Oct 21, 2017
By Bob Sheppard
A young woman who was paralyzed in a swimming accident 12 years ago has been awarded more than nine million dollars by a court in Regina.
In June 2005, Miranda Biletski, who was 16 at the time, dove into a pool at the University of Regina durina swim club practice and fractured her cervical vertabrae. It left her a quadriplegic.
In a lawsuit filed against the university, Biletski claimed that the school was negligent and the pool was unsafe.
The university blamed Biletski as well as the Regina Piranhas Summer Swim Club.
After two days of deliberations, the jury on Friday found the university liable in the case.
Biletski is a paralympian athlete who was a member of Canada’s national wheelchair rugby team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
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