‘NY Times’ Managing Editor Sues Truck Driver Over Injury

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By: Joe Strupp

Jill Abramson, a managing editor at The New York Times, is suing a Pennsylvania truck driver for allegedly running over her foot, according to The New York Sun.

The Sun reported that the suit stems from a May 8 incident in which she was injured in midtown Manhattan, a few blocks from the newspaper’s offices.

“She is seeking unspecified damages in State Supreme Court in Manhattan from the driver, Oscar Ernesto Lara,” the Sun reported. “The suit also names a Bronx food distributor operating the truck, West Side Foods, and the truck’s registered owner, MTLR Corp.”

The Sun reports that the suit accuses the driver and food distributor of “negligence, carelessness, and recklessness,” causing her “to suffer severe and serious personal injuries to mind and body,” and “great physical pain and mental anguish.”

Abramson, 53, is a former Wall Street Journal reporter and one-time Washington bureau chief for the Times. A Times spokeswoman declined to comment to the Sun, which stated that Abramson’s husband, Henry Griggs III, is also a plaintiff.

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