A jogger injured while running on the city's Lakefront Trail has sued a bicyclist who she claims collided with her.

Erin DiPaola filed a lawsuit Jan. 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against John Brennan, alleging negligence and violation of city ordinances.

According to the complaint, DiPaola was running northbound on the lakefront trail east of Lake Shore Drive on May 30, 2013, when the Brennan crashed into her with his bicycle, causing injuries.

DiPaolo claims Brennan did not keep a proper lookout, reduce speed, brake accordingly, give verbal warning of his approach and avoid the accident. She further alleges he violated the Chicago Park District code, which regulates bicycle and other traffic.

DiPaolo seeks damages of $50,000 and is represented by Kevin M. O’Brien of The Law Office of Kevin M. O’Brien in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L001214.

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 that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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