UPDATE: Lawyers For Injured Harness Racer Will Get Access To Harrah’s Philadelphia Track

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a New Jersey man left incapacitated when he was thrown from his sulky during a harness race in Pennsylvania will be allowed on the property to inspect track conditions.

Anthony Coletta suffered permanent brain damage and other serious injuries during a November race at Harrah’s Philadelphia in the city of Chester. He is living in a rehabilitation facility.

State regulators have suspended harness racing at the track, saying Harrah’s failed to resolve problems with the surface. Drivers have complained about the track’s condition.

Family lawyer Michael Barrett says a judge Thursday gave his firm until Feb. 21 to inspect the track. He says Harrah’s did not object to the motion.

Larry Kelly, a lawyer for Harrah’s, declined comment on the case.

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