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Sofia Vergara's BF

Blames L.A. City

for Horrific Crash

2/10/2011 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sofia Vergara's boyfriend claims the brutal car crash that nearly killed him -- and left him with several gruesome injuries -- only happened because the City of L.A. failed to properly maintain the road ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

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Nick Loeb wants more than $50,000 from the city -- claiming he was driving on a steep and winding road in Bel Air on August 23, 2010 ... when his car tumbled off a steep embankment.

Loeb suffered a severely broken leg, a fractured pelvis and a deep gash across his chest.

In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Loeb claims the road he was driving on was a "concealed trap" -- because there were no signs warning of blind turns and the city never installed the proper safety precautions that would help prevent a vehicle from falling off an embankment -- aka, there was no guard rail.

Loeb claims the city has a legal obligation to keep the roads safe -- and he insists they failed in their duty.

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Davey Boy    

WOW, I guess you can sue for anything these days. Including, but not limited to one's inability to drive.

1265 days ago
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blackoutent980    

YO i seen a p**n star at da malll

1265 days ago
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george clooney    

Legal or Illegal? He could be an illegal trying to take advantage of LA. Has any other vehicle had this same situation and if so, then I would say he should sue but if not, I say we should rough him up a little more than he is for wasting our time with his pride.

1265 days ago
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irishgip1971    

Are we sure Sofia wasn't giving "special's" while he was driving? Ummm...Consider me James Dean

1265 days ago
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Carl    

People like him are why McDonalds needs to warn us coffee is hot and why ladders have to warn us that if you climb on them you could fall off and get hurt.

Take the bus from now on if you can't handle driving on your own.

1265 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

have no idea clown is

1265 days ago
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Tammy    

Learn to drive *******!!

1265 days ago
8.

Tammy    

I'm not cool with tmz bleeping me, so: learn to drive A_S_S_HOLE!!

1265 days ago
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Tom Cruise    

What a punk...I guess somebody needs to hold this pansies hand through life cause there will be so many scary challenges for him. Man I hate that victim mentality.

1265 days ago
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Judith    

I drive the street he was on every day... in fact I saw the accident. I think he was texting!

1265 days ago
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Rafaelle Zuccaro    

Looks to me like he suffered to much from VIAGRA- now wants to "STIFF" the city!!!!

1265 days ago
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Todd    

What an idiot. I lived in Germany for several years, there unless you might hit somebody's house below, no guard rails. It was expected that you KNEW how to drive. Also guard rails ruin the view.

1265 days ago
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Stupid People Hater    

He was probably driving like an idiot or not paying attention but he does have a point about the guard rails.

1265 days ago
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MP    

Good luck collecting; your state is bankrupt.

1265 days ago
15.

runningman    

Just looking for some free money and publicity. She must be desperate to be with a loser like this guy.

1265 days ago
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