Chicago tour guide company faces suit over segway collision

By Thomas Kallies | Jan 23, 2014

Luke Scobie is suing Absolutely Chicago Gliding Tours for negligence, claiming he was hit by an untrained segway operator during a tour.

According to Scobie's complaint, filed Jan. 10 in the Cook County Circuit Court, Absolutely Chicago is a company that provides paid, guided tours around Chicago on segway machines.

Scobie claims he was sitting on a park bench in Lincoln Park when one of the segway operators on the tour struck him, causing him to sustain injuries.

He is accusing Absolutely Chicago of negligently supervising and training the segway operators on the tour.

Scobie is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented by Chicago attorney Colin H. Dunn.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2014L000287.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. 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 it only represents one side of the story.

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