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Man Sues LA Phil For Getting Hit By a Car After Leaving the Hollywood Bowl

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Parking at the Hollywood Bowl can be a bit of a nightmare, and if you aren't able to take the Metro or one of the shuttle lines, you may end up in a bit of a jam. But one man who attended a Dolly Parton concert at the Bowl last year has just filed a negligence suit against the Bowl's operator, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, because he got hit by a car on the way back to his car after the show.

The suit isn't based on the mere inconvenience of the plaintiff, Aninda Biswas,according to City News Service. Burbank resident and two other attendees in their group arrived to find no parking spots at the Bowl, and were "forced" to drive to the John Anson Ford Theater to find parking there; parking at the Ford is also supervised and controlled by the LA Phil.

But then the group had to get from the Ford to the Bowl--and they asked advice from a Ford parking lot attendant, who directed them to walk along Pilgrimage Bridge, which crosses the 101 Freeway. But Biswas was dubious--the historic Pilgrimage Bridge is forbidden to pedestrians. The attendant said to do so anyhow, and, luckily, the group made it to the show.

On the way back, trying to trek the same route to their car, Biswas was struck by a vehicle, and suffered numerous fractures, facial trauma and dental injuries, underwent shoulder surgery, had one foot placed in a cast and endured months of physical therapy as a result, indicated court papers.

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The lawsuit, which also names Biswas' wife suing for "loss of consortium," seeks unspecified damages.