NEWBURGH, N.Y. — A trial has been scheduled for early next year in the lawsuit filed against a Hudson Valley church by a man whose leg had to be amputated after a 600-pound crucifix fell on him.
Attorney Kevin Kitson, of White Plains, said the case of his client, David Jimenez, is scheduled for trial in January in an Orange County court.
Kitson said Jimenez prayed at the crucifix outside St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh after his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. When she recovered, he showed his thanks by volunteering to clean the cross.
In May 2010, the crucifix fell on him, crushing his right leg. It was later amputated.
He’s suing the church for $3 million.
The church says it’s not liable for the accident.