Mark Reccek Jan. 7, 2015, 9:14am

A woman is suing a railroad passenger carrier over claims she was knocked over and injured by the assistant conductor while working.

Diane Malloy filed a lawsuit Dec. 30 in Cook County Circuit Court against the National Railroad Passenger Corp., doing business as Amtrak.

According to the complaint, Malloy was performing her duties as a lead service attendant on Jan. 1, 2012, when the train suddenly lurched, causing the assistant train conductor to knock her over and to sustain injuries.

Malloy alleges Amtrak's assistant train conductor failed to maintain three points of contact to prevent himself from falling into her. She also accuses the defendant of negligently operating the train, causing it to suddenly stop. Malloy contends she suffered injuries to her left shoulder and bicep due to the fall.

She is represented by attorney Peter F. Higgins of Lipkin & Higgins in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L013389.

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

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