Harrah's Ignored Racetrack Before Harness Crash: Lawsuit

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    Anthony Coletta

    Lawyers for a severely injured harness driver say Harrah's Philadelphia long ignored dangerous track conditions before their client's crash.

    The allegations come in a legal complaint filed Monday over the November crash at Harrah's racetrack in Chester, Pa.

    Lawyers say that 31-year-old Anthony Coletta of Hudson City, N.J., suffered brain damage and other injuries when a horse in front of him stumbled, throwing him from his cart.

    They fought the casino operator to inspect the racetrack before the upcoming season. A judge granted Coletta's attorneys access in February.

    Harrah's lawyer Larry Kelly says he has not seen the complaint and has no immediate comment.

    Harrah's is owned by Caesar's Entertainment Corp.