Mark Reccek Jan. 30, 2015, 10:45am

A woman is suing a Chicago grocery store over claims she tripped over a wooden pallet of watermelons.

Elena Contreras filed a lawsuit Jan. 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against HarvesTime Foods Inc. and Caliopes No. 2 Ltd.

According to the complaint, Contreras on Sept. 27, 2013 tripped and fell on a pallet of watermelons that had been left in an aisle of the store at 2632 W. Lawrence Ave.

Contreras accuses the defendants of allowing the pallet to remain in the aisle when they knew or should have known of the danger. She is represented by attorney Katherine A. Cárdenas of Lucas & Cárdenas in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L0005804.

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 andrepresents only one side of the story.

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