Woman sues SoulCycle for negligence after being ‘impaled’ by stationary bike
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (March 3, 2017) – A New York woman who attended a SoulCycle class while on vacation in Beverly Hills is suing the company after she says she was impaled while dismounting a bike after class.
According to a negligence lawsuit filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court, the 42-year-old woman dug her upper thigh into the bar holding resistance weights on the back of the bike. When she shifted her weight, the bar cut even deeper into the flesh of her upper thigh, essentially impaling her leg.
To make matters worse, the woman claims her cries for help were not seen or heard due to the dimly-lit room and loud music that SoulCycle classes are known for. The lawsuit further claims no one from SoulCycle called for an ambulance and she was forced to take an Uber to the hospital, where she received more than 50 surgical staples for her wound.
The woman later developed an infection and had to delay her flight home while she recovered at a hotel.
The suit charges SoulCycle, which is based in New York, of negligence by using unsafe stationary bikes.
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