A woman is suing over claims she was injured when a city bus hit the vehicle she was a passenger in.

Darnita Watt filed a lawsuit Sept. 30 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Transportation Authority and Samuel Varner, individually and as an agent of CTA.

According to the complaint, Watt was a passenger in a vehicle traveling northbound on Pulaski Road on Oct. 1, 2013, when the vehicle was rear-ended by a CTA bus driven by Varner. Watt claims she sustained injuries and accuses the defendants of negligence.

Watt is seeking more than $30,000 in damages, plus costs, and is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney Mark Whiteside in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L010200

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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