NBC Sued After Disabled Woman Dies After Injury Near “America’s Got Talent” Set

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NBC is named as a defendant in a lawsuit alongside The City of Pasadena after a 79 year old woman died after falling out of her motorized scooter near the set for the NBC hit show “America’s Got Talent.” Maureen Allen was visiting the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with her husband as a volunteer for the Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair on March 26, 2017.

The lawsuit alleges that Mrs. Allen “discovered that all disabled access points to the Auditorium appeared to be locked off” by equipment and trailers for NBC. Mrs. Allen was informed that there was one open accessible ramp. However, for her to get to the ramp she was “forced to navigate and maneuver over a large power cord protector that obstructed the only available path of travel.”

Allen Injured When Motorized Scooter Flipped Over

The lawsuit alleges that when Mrs. Allen tried to travel over the power cord protector, “the front wheel of her scooter got caught and turned suddenly, causing the scooter to flip on its side. (She) was violently thrown off her scooter onto the hard pavement.”

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