A Pikesville man injured in a bicycle race at the Maryland Senior Olympics in Towson has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the state Office on Aging and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, two sponsors of the event.
According to the suit, filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court this week, Daniel Eisenstadt was a participant in the 5,000-meter bicycle race at the Maryland Senior Olympics on Oct. 14, 1989. The event was held on the athletic track at Towson State University.
The suit contends that Mr. Eisenstadt, then 61, was severely injured when he crashed into the back of two other cyclists who had collided in front of him. It alleges negligence, contending that the two sponsors had failed to select "a safe and suitable site" for the race and "permitted too many cyclists" to race at one time.