Cook County Sheriff's Department detective allegedly responsible for car accident

By Louie Torres | Mar 30, 2017

CHICAGO — An Oak Park woman is suing a Cook County Sheriff's Office detective, the Cook County Sheriff's Department and Cook County for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her from being injured in a car accident she claims the detective caused.

Margaret Combs filed a lawsuit on March 28 in the Cook County Circuit Court alleging the defendants failed to cautiously operate a motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she sustained undisclosed physical injuries on March 31, 2016, after the detective purportedly turned left at an intersection and struck the car she was driving. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to give her the right of way.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000 plus court costs. She is represented by Ervin B. Nevitt of Coplan & Crane Ltd. in Oak Park.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017L003173

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