A Scottish runner has launched a compensation claim against a tram company after he was hit by a bus while on his daily run.
Robert Hannigan, 48, was knocked down in 2009, claiming a lack of signage was the cause of the accident.
According to papers lodged at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, TIE Ltd failed to inform pedestrians and indeed runners that the pavement had been diverted due to the roadworks they were carrying out at the time, and subsequently Mr Hannigan ran out into the path of traffic, resulting in a severe injury.
TIE Ltd at the time was the company charged with installing tram tracks in the city.
The papers state Mr Hannigan, a finance worker, suffered injuries to his shoulders, legs, and ribs during the 2009 incident, resulting in a two month spell in a wheelchair.
Lawyers for Mr Hannigan said: “The defenders had instituted a contra-flow system, diverting eastbound traffic onto the outside lane of the westbound carriageway. There were no signs warning pedestrians.”
Lawyers for TIE Ltd have refuted the claim stating their workforce had painted a sign clearly stating pedestrians needed to look both ways, adding: “There were cones and signposts. The pursuer ran into the road without checking.”
TIE Ltd is no longer part of the trams project in the City of Edinburgh after the council took charge of the project.
Mr Hannigan is making a personal injury claim against the company which will be heard in the future unless an out of court settlement is agreed.