CTA hit with complaint over passenger's slip on bus

By Mark Payne | Jan 27, 2015

The city's transit authority is being sued by a woman who alleges a wet floor caused her to slip and fall on a bus.

Sheila Richmond filed a lawsuit Jan. 12 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Transit Authority.

According to the complaint, Richmond was on a CTA bus going westbound on Chicago Avenue near the intersection of Laramie Avenue on Feb. 5, 2010, when the bus sped up and slowed down, causing her to slip on the floor that had become wet from passengers getting in and out of the bus from rainy weather conditions.

The incident, Richmond claims, causing her to sustain injuries to her rotator cuff, right shoulder, left knee and wrist. She accuses the CTA of failing to maintain safety on the bus and operating it in a dangerous manner.

Richmond seeks in excess of $50,000 and is represented by the Shea Law Group in Chicago.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in 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 represents only one side of the story.

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