Scottsdale OKs $290K for defense in pedicab case

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PHOENIX (AP) — Scottsdale has approved up to $290,000 to defend the city in lawsuits over a pedicab accident that injured two Kansas men.

Michael Tysver and Cody Clark were severely injured in the January 2013 crash.

The two 22-year-old Great Bend residents were in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl game. They were headed back to their hotel when the pedicab collided with a car.

Their suits claim Scottsdale was negligent by allowing pedicabs to operate without restrictions on public roads.

Clark’s suit seeks $40 million for a head injury and Tysver $5 million for a spine injury. Clark’s parents are seeking $3 million apiece for trauma caused to their family.

Scottsdale denies any liability in the case.

The Arizona Republic reports a Chandler law firm is defending Scottsdale in the suits. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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