A lawsuit filed against the city by a mounted cop whose horse tumbled onto him in a “hazardous and dangerous” Times Square crosswalk has pulled up lame.
Manhattan Civil Court Judge Geoffrey Wright dismissed William Rozakis‘ nearly six-year-old negligence suit, saying the ex-cop failed to provide any evidence the city had prior written notice of a defect in the pavement at Eighth Ave. and 42nd St.
Rozakis sued in August 2005, following his spill a year earlier during the Republican National Convention, when trainee horse “217” tripped on uneven pavement. The spill sent the veteran cop flying into a minivan, with the 1,100-pound beast falling on top of him. “I got hurt. He didn’t,” Rozakis told the Daily News back then. “I broke the fall for him.”
A map Rozakis submitted showing the city knew there was a “pothole or other hazard” at the intersection was deemed too “vague” by the judge.
Rozakis and the unnamed trainee horse were in a formation of seven mounted cops when it tripped and fell.
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