Woman sues URegina over swimming accident that left her a quadriplegic

September 28, 2017

Miranda Biletski is suing the University of Regina for negligence over an incident that left her a quadriplegic. Biletski dove into a pool from competition starting blocks at the university during a swim club practice in June 2005. The then-16-year-old hit the bottom and fractured her cervical vertebrae, leaving her a quadriplegic. Biletski testified before a jury Tuesday that she later had to withdraw from her schooling at Camosun College on compassionate medical grounds because of her injury. In court documents, URegina contends that third parties such as Biletski's swim club have a responsibility for ensuring that the contracted pool facilities are safe. The case is expected to last three weeks. Times Colonist (CP)