CTA sued over electrocution death of man who fell onto L tracks amid diabetic shock

By Louie Torres | Feb 14, 2018

CHICAGO — A woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a man from falling on "L" train tracks, where he was electrocuted and died.

Carolyn Anderson, independent administrator of the estate of Jerome Anderson, filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging Jerome Anderson was electrocuted when he allegedly fell onto the tracks at the Kedzie-Homan CTA Blue Line station in Chicago. According to the complaint, Anderson suffered a diabetic shock while waiting for a train, causing him to wobble and stumble on the platform allegedly for 30 minutes, before he lost his balance and fell onto the electrified third rail. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly failing to recognize that Anderson was having a medical emergency and adequately assist him.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of this court. She is represented by James D. Montgomery and Daniel Watkins II of James D. Montgomery & Associates Ltd in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L001172

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