ComEd claims Coca-Cola truck driver broke utility pole, seeks $48K in damages

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A utility company is suing over claims a truck driver for Coca-Cola damaged one of its poles.


A utility company is suing over claims a truck driver for Coca-Cola damaged one of its poles.

Commonwealth Edison Co. filed a lawsuit June 6 in the Cook County Circuit Court against William Mentink and Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., citing property damage.

According to the complaint, Mentink was driving a truck in his employment with Coca-Cola on May 21, 2012, when the truck collided with overhead wires in Burbank and caused a ComEd utility pole to break at the base and fall.

ComEd, which accuses the defendants of negligence, is seeking more than $48,000 in damages. It is being represented in the case by attorney Harry L. Dubnick.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L006019.

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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