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Bicyclist claims injuries from city crosswalk collision

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 14, 2015

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A Cook County resident filed suit against a construction business and its employee, claiming liability in a 2013 motor vehicle collision that purportedly left the plaintiff with serious injuries.

Cezary Gromek brought a complaint against David S. Tallon; Pepper Construction Group LLC, and Pepper Construction Co. of Chicago on July 7 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging vehicular negligence in the November 2013 incident.

The suit states that Gromek was operating his bicycle on Nov. 21, 2013, on the crosswalk at the intersection of 153rd Street and Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park when the defendant drove his 2010 Ford F-150 into the cyclist while attempting to make a right-hand turn from Ravinia onto westbound 153rd.

According to the filing, Tallon, driving in his capacity as a Pepper Construction employee, disregarded traffic regulations by driving at too great a speed, failing to slow down and yield the right of way at the intersection, and neglecting to maintain a proper lookout and control his vehicle to avoid the collision with the plaintiff’s bicycle.

Court documents indicate that Gromek sustained injuries, suffering past and future pain and anguish, incurring medical expenses and loss of earning potential as an alleged result of the accident.

The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $50,000 plus attorneys’ fees and costs. He is represented by the Ankin Law Office in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L007041.

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