Woman sues grocery chain Hy-Vee after automatic door injury

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman is suing grocery chain Hy-Vee after she was knocked down by the store’s automatic doors and suffered injuries that required surgery.

The Argus Leader reports that Julie Hallan’s lawsuit is accusing Hy-Vee of breaching its duties to her as a customer by failing to adequately inspect and maintain the doors at its Brookings store. Hallan says she suffered hip and leg injuries after the automatic doors closed on her on Dec. 9, 2018.

Hy-Vee denies negligence. The grocery chain says it doesn’t have sufficient information about the circumstances surrounding Hallan’s injury.

Hallan’s lawyer, Michael Marlow, has filed a motion to preserve video evidence of the incident. Marlow says Hy-Vee was sanctioned in another case for destroying video of a woman who fell in the store’s parking lot.

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