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Pro volleyball player suing city

In lawsuit, she claims she was injured by a piece of lumber in the sand during a competition last June.

February 09, 2011

Olivia Waldowski, a professional volleyball player, filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour after getting injured while competing during an event in June in the city.

Waldowski was injured by a piece of lumber buried in the sand after diving for a ball, according to the lawsuit, which was filed Jan. 4.

She sustained bruises on her legs and lacerations that required several stitches, according to the lawsuit.

She wants at least $25,000 for her injuries.

Waldowski is suing for negligence and premises liability, according to court records.

She lost wages, paid for hospital and medical expenses, suffered damages and was unable to compete for the rest of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour season, according to the lawsuit.

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—Mona Shadia

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