Pedestrian slaps city, others with negligence complaint over crosswalk fall

By Annie Cosby | Jun 5, 2014

A woman is suing the city and two companies, claiming she was injured due to negligent roadwork on Kimball Avenue.

Mirthelina Navarro filed a lawsuit June 3 in the Cook County Circuit Court against City of Chicago, The Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. and G&V Construction Company Inc.

According to the complaint, the defendants had recently performed gas line work that resulted in a ridge at the intersection of Kimball and Dawson avenues, where Navarro tripped on the ridge while walking in marked crosswalk on June 5, 2013.

Navarro is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Richard J. Zaborsky.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005870.

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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