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Woman with disabilities sues Pace over fall off unsecured bus access ramp

By Kevin Shepke | Jul 29, 2015


A Cook County woman with disabilities is suing Pace Suburban bus over claims she was injured when she fell off an unsecured bus access ramp.

Vera Jackson filed a lawsuit July 10 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Pace Suburban Bus Division, Regional Transportation Authority and Cook DuPage Transportation, citing negligence.

According to the claim, Jackson, an individual with disabilities and physical impairment, while on her way to West Maypole Ave. in Chicago's East Garfield Park neighborhood, suffered severe and permanent injuries after she stepped off the bus onto an access ramp that was not securely level to the ground and not properly secured at the top of the left hand side, which caused Jackson to lose her balance and fall, causing her to suffer the injuries.

Jackson is seeking damages of more than $50,000, plus costs, for the negligence she alleges against Pace for not properly training the agent and driver properly to operate the bus access ramp to assist patrons with disabilities, the claim states.

She is being represented in the case by Deer, Stone and Maya, P.C. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L007033.

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