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‘Defective’ e-bike puts Brooklyn man in coma after crash: lawsuit

A Brooklyn male landed in a medically induced coma for at least 10 times when he crashed an allegedly defective e-bicycle just minutes soon after having it out for a test journey, his companion promises in new courtroom papers.

Robert Mallin tried out out a VanMoof — a gadget that lovers contact the “Tesla of electronic bikes” — at a store in Williamsburg on Oct 3rd. But he only created it 500 feet ahead of crashing and fracturing his skull, a Brooklyn Supreme Courtroom petition from Tuesday alleges.

Mallin’s spouse Melissa Rosenfeld claims she arrived at the scene of the crash soon immediately after discovering that “the Electrical Bike’s rear fender appeared to be in immediate speak to [with] the rear wheel,” the court papers claim.

“While at the scene I came to discover that a screw or screws had been missing from the Electrical bike,” Rosenfeld alleged in the court docket files.

The 49-calendar year-old father is nevertheless in a coma at Bellevue Medical Centre getting experienced a traumatic mind harm, cranium fractures and mind hemorrhaging, the courtroom papers say including dramatic pics of the person with bandages all-around his head, a brace on his neck and tubes in his mouth.

The VanMoof bike used by Mallin
The VanMoof bicycle applied by Mallin

Rosenfeld is asking for a court docket to order for VanMoof Usa Inc. to protected guard the bicycle in its present point out. She also desires the court to order that bike data and any surveillance video clip from the incident be taken care of.

The petition alerts that Rosenfeld could be organizing to sue the business.

“It is my comprehension that there is actual physical and electronic proof that is only within just VanMoof’s possession that bears immediately on Robert Mallin’s potential assert(s) against them,” Rosenfeld says in the courtroom papers.

VanMoof did not right away return a ask for for comment.

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