Father accuses driver of hitting his son while riding bike in crosswalk

By Annie Cosby | Jul 24, 2014

A Cook County man is suing over claims his son was injured when a van hit him while riding his bicycle in a crosswalk.

Ismael Sanchez, as parent and next friend of his minor son, filed a lawsuit July 11 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Boleslaw Jagiela, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Sanchez's son was riding a bicycle in a crosswalk in a school zone to cross West 59th Street near its intersection with South Kolin Avenue on Aug. 30, when he was struck by a van driven by Jagiela.

Sanchez alleges his son was rendered unconscious as a result of the collission and taken to the emergency room where he was treated for injuries. He accuses Jagiela of negligence and battery.

Sanchez is seeking more than $30,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Christopher P. Keleher of The Keleher Appellate Law Group LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L007339.

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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