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CRASH LEFT BALLERINA IN PAIN

Former ballerina Shenikwa Dawn Nowlin said she was overwhelmed with pain and often considered killing herself after she was paralyzed in a car crash involving former New York Yankees infielder Andre Robertson.

"I became almost irrational," Ms. Nowlin, now a Dallas prosecutor, testified in state Supreme Court on Thursday. "I was afraid I was going to die. Then I was afraid someone was trying to kill me. . . . It was horrible.

"I thought many times about killing myself," she said as she fought back tears.

Ms. Nowlin, 31, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against New York City, saying the car she was riding in on Aug. 18, 1983, crashed on the Henry Hudson Parkway because a sign warning of a sharp curve was improperly placed. Robertson, who was driving the car, is named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

The two testified separately Friday that the warning sign was posted in the middle of the curve.

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