Pedestrian claims Pace bus driver hit him crossing street in Melrose Park

By Annie Cosby | Jul 24, 2014


A man is suing a bus service and driver over claims he was struck by a bus while crossing West Hirsch Street.

Daniel Martinez filed a lawsuit July 16 in the Cook County Circuit Court against James Ferguson and Pace Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Martinez was a pedestrian crossing West Hirsch Street near its intersection with 19th Avenue in Melrose Park on Oct. 10, when he was struck by a Pace bus driven by Ferguson.

Martinez is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorney Cary J. Wintroub of Cary J. Wintroub & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L007461.

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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