Joel Brakken Dec. 18, 2013, 9:05am

A minor is suing claiming he hit his head on a bar protruding from a garbage container while at recess.

The minor, through his mother and next friend, Jenny Kozul, filed a lawsuit Dec. 6 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Chicago Public Schools and Allied Waste Services, citing negligence and willful and wanton conduct.

According to the complaint, the minor was a student on recess at William G. Hibbard Elementary School at 3244 W. Ainslie St. in Chicago on April 4, when he collided with a metal bar protruding from Allied Waste garbage containers.

The suit alleges that the defendants' carelessness and negligence caused the minor's injuries.

The minor is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, plus costs, and is being represented in the case by attorney Michael V. Connolly.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013862.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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