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Cyclist accuses driver of hitting him after pulling out of a Division Street parking space

By Ben Hart | Jul 10, 2014

A man is suing a driver of the vehicle that he alleges struck him while riding a bicycle in Chicago.

Pedro Villegas Guzman filed a lawsuit June 26 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Jason Benton, alleging negligence.

Guzman claims he was riding his bicycle west on Division Street on July 4, 2012, when Benton pulled out of a designated parallel parking space and hit him. The suit alleges Guzman suffered injuries to his limbs, back, spine and face.

Guzman is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and court costs. He is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney Theodore F. Vineski of Fred A. Truglio & Associates LLC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L006800.

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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