A woman is suing the city's transit authority, claiming she fell into a pothole stepping off a bus because the driver didn't pull up to the curb.

Sherelle Williams filed a lawsuit July 30 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging  negligence.

Williams claims she was injured on Aug. 19, 2013, when the driver of the bus pulled up to the stop at 73rd Street and Western Avenue, but did not pull up to the curb. She alleges she fell into a pothole stepping off the bus and the driver drove away.

She accuses the Chicago Transit Authority, through its employee's actions, of failing to properly operate the bus, observe passengers disembarking, warn her of a potentially dangerous condition and assisting and/or contacting emergency services to help her.

Williams is seeking more than $50,000, plus costs, and is represented by attorney Jeffrey S. Deutschman of Deutschman & Associates P.C. of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L007944.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that 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.

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