Woman Sues Owner of Pennsylvania ‘Trump House’ Claiming it Caused Car Crash
In a lawsuit filed on Friday, a woman claims that a Pennsylvania house dedicated to then-candidate Donald Trump caused her to get into a car accident two weeks before the election.
Kellie Roadman of Ligonier claims that drivers were distracted by the patriotic house — which was painted to look like an American flag, had a 12’ cut out of Donald Trump and featured campaign decor in support of the then-candidate.
Roadman claims that her car was struck when a driver tried to turn left to view the display on the evening of October 25, 2016. She suffered a leg and ankle fractures, knee injuries, spleen and liver lacerations and other sprains and cuts, TribLive reports.
During the election, the popular attraction was seeing up to 14,000 visitors per month. The property owner, Leslie Baum Rossi, would hand out Trump campaign materials to those who stopped by. No other accidents were reported to have been caused by the all-American display.
“As a result of the poor conspicuity of the single driveway to the Trump House, as well as the number signs, posters and displays located on the defendant’s’ property … was distracted and not able to properly and safely locate the driveway entrance for the Trump House,” the lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit alleges that Rossi was negligent for not properly marking her driveway and receiving a permit for the decor.
Roadman is now seeking more than $30,000 from Rossi and did not name the driver who actually hit her in the lawsuit.