Dan Harkins Jul. 22, 2015, 2:43pm

A passenger injured after a car ran into the bus in which she was riding is suing the bus driver, the car driver and the owner of the bus and car.

Elnora Booker filed a lawsuit July 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Transit Authority, Michael Brown, Matthew Williams and Carolyn Harris, alleging carelessness and negligence.

According to the complaint, at 10:20 a.m. July 22, 2014, Booker was a passenger on a CTA bus driven by Brown, who was driving east at Chicago and Austin avenues in Chicago. Meanwhile, the lawsuit states, Williams was driving Harris' 2008 Dodge Charger, with Harris as passenger, when he didn't stop in time to avoid contact with the rear of the bus.

According to the lawsuit, CTA and Brown were careless and negligent for driving or owning a vehicle being driven negligently, operating the bus without keeping a proper lookout, controlling the bus to avoid injury, and maintaining proper control. The suit says Williams and Harris failed to keep a proper lookout, maintain proper control, equip the vehicle with proper brakes, drive at a safe speed, sound his horn, and stop in time to avoid a crash.

As a result of the accident, the plaintiff allegedly sustained injuries, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.

Booker seeks unspecified damages in excess of the court's jurisdictional limit, plus costs. She is represented by attorneys at Kralovec, Jambois and Schwartz in Chicago.

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