Triathlete files claim after painful spill in Carmel Valley

Posted at 6:14 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 21:14:04-05

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. -For Guto Antunes, the reminder remains of a morning he'd like to forget.

A large scar on his right shoulder.

Last June, Antunes, a world-ranked long distance triathlete, moved from Brazil to San Diego to train.

Days later, in the bike lane on El Camino Real in Carmel Valley, he hit a series of cracks at about 10 miles per hour, including a big rise in the asphalt.

Antunes broke his collarbone and remains out of competitions.

Antunes' lawyer, Ross Jurewitz, has filed a claim with the city.

“We believe the large crack has been there for several years at least,” said Jurewitz.