South Philly girl wins reserved parking spot

    The Philadelphia Parking Authority has agreed to reserve a handicap parking space for a 12-year-old girl who’s suing them. Salina Sok  is wheelchair-bound due to brain damage, and the family needs a space in front of the home so the girl can be picked up for school.

    A walk around South Philly proves there’s no shortage of handicap spaces. But the PPA has a rule that requires a neighbor’s permission for a handicap spot in the home is less than 20 feet wide. The Sok home is 18 feet wide.

    The Associated Press reports the lawsuit will be carried out, even as PPA Executive Director approved a reserved spot Monday.

    It’s not clear why the family just doesn’t park in the middle of South Broad Street and walk their daughter there everyday.

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