A woman claims she was hit by a vehicle while she attempted to cross a Chicago street in her wheelchair.
Babette Peyton filed suit June 3 in Cook County Circuit Court against Laura U. Andrews.
According to the complaint, Peyton was crossing 79th Street on a Halsted Street sidewalk in her wheelchair on June 16, 2012, when a vehicle, driven by Andrews, turned right at the intersection and hit her.
Peyton claims she sustained severe and permanent injuries as a result of the accident. She accuses Andrewsof failing to control her vehicle, exercise a reasonable degree of caution, keep a sufficient lookout, yield to pedestrians and warn pedestrians she was entering the intersection.
Peyton is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is being represented by attorney David A. Warnick of Brustin & Lunblad Ltd.
Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005904.
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 represents only one side of the story.