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Driver hit with complaint over pedestrian death

By Ben Hart | May 22, 2014


A driver is being sued by a the daughter of a woman who died after getting hit by a car while crossing the street.

Mary Jean Ward, as administrator of the Estate of Susan Perkins, filed a lawsuit May 15 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Raquel Freytes, citing negligence.

Ward claims her mother, Susan Perkins, was a pedestrian crossing Belmont Avenue in Chicago when she was struck by Freytes's Lexus. The suit alleges Freytes failed to keep a close lookout for pedestrians, was driving too fast and failed to warn Perkins by using the car's horn.

Ward is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and court costs. She is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney Kent D. Sinson of Sinson Law Group.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005223.

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, 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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