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CTA rider accuses bus driver of closing doors on leg

By Annie Cosby | May 29, 2014

A woman is suing the city's transit authority over claims she was injured when the doors of a bus closed on her leg.

Fannie Smith filed a lawsuit May 22 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Transit Authority, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Smith was boarding a CTA bus on Michigan Avenue on May 23, 2013, when the driver closed the power-assisted door on her leg. She accuses the defendant of negligence and failing to keep the door under control.

Smith is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Scott D. DeSalvo of The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005524.

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

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