FL: United Passenger Says He Fractured His Spine After Airline Took Away His Wheelchair

March 23, 2018

A 66-year-old Florida man has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines, claiming the company is responsible for injuries he sustained en route to his father’s funeral in Feb. 2017, according to FOX News.

Greg Woienski, who was 65 at the time of the incident, says he suffered a “fractured spine” as well as “several other major injuries” after United Airlines allegedly made him board his flight from Orlando to Newark without the use of a wheelchair, according to court documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

Woienski had reportedly been wheeled down the jetway immediately before the accident, but staff removed the wheelchair just prior to actually boarding the aircraft.

Read more: http://fox61.com/2018/03/22/united-passenger-claims-he-fractured-spine-after-airline-took-away-wheelchair