PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – CBS 3 first brought you the story last week of a 12-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair. (see related story)
Her family put in an application to get a handicap parking spot in their busy South Philadelphia neighborhood, but the city denied that request, until now.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority has now approved a handicap parking spot in front of Salina Sok’s home. Salina’s nurse reacted to the good news.
“Her routine will be much easier now, she will be able to get out and not have to fight for a parking spot,” said Nanzhou Guo.
Salina’s attorney David Ferleger filed a lawsuit last week trying to get his client the parking spot and the family is also seeking monetary damages in the case.
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That lawsuit, for the 269 days that Salina was without a parking spot will still move ahead.
“Eeveryone who saw the story that you broke knew this was an outrageous situation that had to be corrected,” said David Ferleger. “It took the parking authority some time to figure that out.”
In a statement the parking authority said the parking spot has been approved “due to extraordinary circumstances present in this matter.”
Reported By Valerie Levesque, CBS 3