New York

Target sued after signature red ball apparently damages car

A New York woman has filed a lawsuit against Target after one of the store’s signature red concrete balls allegedly caused more than $3,300 worth of damage to her vehicle in a store parking lot.

Eileen Grady, of Pearl River, claimed in her lawsuit that Target “knew or should have known” one of its two-ton concrete balls would come loose from the sidewalk and create a hazard for those near it, according to NJ.com.

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The lawsuit stated Target “had actual and constructive notice of the condition” of the red bollard, and “breached its duty of care to Grady by permitting and allowing (the bollard) to become and remain a negligent, defective and dangerous condition.”

When reached for comment, a Target spokesperson told Fox News the company is "aware of this incident" and "will handle all communication directly with" the customer.

Grady filed a claim with Target’s insurance company, but it was denied, WABC reported.

The lawsuit cited security footage captured from her Nov. 22 visit to the store in Paramus, N.J. It apparently showed one of the red bollards rolling through the parking lot after a pickup truck knocked it loose.

The ball rolled across the lot and crashed into the driver’s-side door of Grady’s 2015 Nissan Rogue. It ricocheted off her car door and continued to roll, until a man jumped from his car, along with his dog, to stop the ball. The man and two others then rolled the ball across the parking lot near the store entrance, where a Target employee placed a safety cone near it.

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Grady said the incident caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, as well as both physical and psychological injuries. She is seeking more than $100,000 in damages.