Allied Veterans building ramp for disabled man

Man says crews made it so he can't get out of his driveway in his wheelchair

Published On: Mar 11 2013 12:42:22 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2013 02:17:05 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Allied Veterans Center team is helping a 79-year-old disabled man deterred by a drainage ditch at his house.

Daniel Liverman said his yard used to have a flooding problem, and last year, he called Channel 4 when rains pounded down in the area and flooded the property around his home.

Recently, Liverman said, the city showed up to fix the problem and dug out the drainage ditch in front of his home on Day Avenue on the Westside.

Liverman, who uses a motorized wheelchair to get around, said when the city dug out his ditch, it created another problem. The crews made it so that he can't get in and out of his driveway in his wheelchair.

"The trouble is they won't come back and fix it so I have a driveway like it was," Liverman said. "It was all flat."

He said he's pleaded with the city for months to come out and fix the new problem, and that during that time, he's fallen numerous times getting out of his driveway. In fact, he recently got out of the hospital because of his latest fall.

"They didn't do what they said they were going to do," Liverman said. "They said they were going to come back and put in a culvert so I could get in the garage, and they ain't done it."

Liverman won't have to wait any longer. The Allied Veterans Center is building a ramp at his home and moving his gate to have better access to his garage and scooter.

The center will also be helping out with various repairs around the house, including door and washer repairs.