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Beach Volleyball Pro Sues:

A pro beach volley ball player is suing the city and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour after she was injured in a tournament near the city’s pier.

Pro Beach Volleyball player, Olivia Waldowski, 26, of Fountain Valley, suffered severe cuts and bruises on her leg when she dove for a ball and landed on a chunk of wood buried under the sand in a tournament on June 3, she wrote in the lawsuit.

Article Tab : Professional volleyball player Olivia Waldowski, right, suffered a severe leg injury in the AVP tournament in Huntington Beach in June. She dove for a shot and landed on a large piece of wood was hidden below the sand, ripping up her leg. She was unable to play for the rest of the season. Waldowski has filed a lawsuit against the city asking for at least $25,000 in damages saying the city didn't properly dredge the courts to ensure they were safe for the players.
Professional volleyball player Olivia Waldowski, above, suffered a severe leg injury in the AVP tournament in Huntington Beach in June. She dove for a shot and landed on a large piece of wood was hidden below the sand, ripping up her leg. She was unable to play for the rest of the season. Waldowski has filed a lawsuit against the city asking for at least $25,000 in damages saying the city didn’t properly dredge the courts to ensure they were safe for the players.
Pro Beach Volleyball player, Waldowski had to be taken to the hospital and received numerous stitches. She was not able to play volleyball for the rest of the season, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit, filed Jan. 4, alleges the city and AVP did not ensure the courts were safe for play and did not properly dredge the surface.

City officials said they cannot comment on pending litigation.

Waldowski had filed a claim against the city on Oct. 28 but it was denied. The lawsuit was filed as an unlimited civil case, which means she wants at least $25,000 in damages.

article courtesy of the Orange County Register

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