OTTAWA – Top Canadian Paralympians Jon and Jason Dunkerley, both born blind, are facing a personal-injury lawsuit for crashing into another runner on a morning jog along Ottawa’s Rideau Canal in 2010.
The Dunkerley brothers are being sued for $350,000 in a statement of claim filed by jogger Mimi Lepage, who has had hip surgery since the crash on the morning of Jan. 24, 2010.
Her statement of claim says that she will need treatment and therapy for the rest of her life, citing tears of the hip, and injuries to an elbow and shoulder. None of the allegations have been proven in court.
The collision happened around 10 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2010 along the Rideau Canal jogging path.
In documents filed in Ottawa court on Dec. 22, 2011, Lepage says she was running south on the west side of the Rideau Canal when the Dunkerley brothers, their guide runners, and others in their running group crashed into her from behind. Continue reading