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Man blames driver of city-owned vehicle for collision at O'Hare Airport

By Annie Cosby | Oct 15, 2014

A man is suing the city and a driver he claims caused a collision on a service road at O'Hare Airport when he reached for a pair of glasses he had dropped.

Jose Lajara-Maysonet filed a lawsuit Oct. 6 in the Cook County Circuit Court against James Mellon and the City of Chicago.

According to the suit, Lajara-Maysonet was driving a van within the exterior secure area of Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Oct. 6, 2013, when his vehicle was struck by a city-owned vehicle driven by Mellon, who apparently veered reaching for a pair of glasses.

Lajara-Maysonet claims he sustained injuries, and accuses the defendants of negligence and willful and wanton conduct.

Lajara-Maysonet is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by the Law Office of Andrew S. Kryder LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L010395

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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