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Pedestrian takes driver to court following crosswalk collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 10, 2015

Mark whiteside

A Cook County man is suing a driver, alleging vehicular negligence in a motor vehicle accident.

Raul Chagoya filed a lawsuit July 7 against Naim Moghrabi, in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging negligence in 2013 when the defendant allegedly struck Chagoya in a downtown Chicago crosswalk.

According to the filing, on July 13, 2013, Chagoya was walking southbound crossing North Lawndale Avenue at West Diversey Avenue in Chicago when Moghrabi’s vehicle hit him, resulting in injuries to the plaintiff.

The suit states Moghrabi breached ordinary care when he operated a motor vehicle without keeping a proper lookout for other pedestrians, proceeded at too great a speed for the traffic conditions, and failed to reduce his speed and give audible warning of his approach, control his vehicle, slow down or stop to avoid the collision, and yield the right of way to Chagoya in a plainly marked crosswalk in the presence of a stop sign.

The plaintiff alleges personal, permanent and pecuniary injuries.

Chagoya seeks damages in excess of $30,000 plus attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by attorney Mark Whiteside of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L0006905.

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