Passenger alleges Blue Line Train departed while arm was stuck in door, caused fall

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 12, 2018

CHICAGO – A woman is seeking damages from the Chicago Transit Authority over allegations she was caused to fall when a train began to leave the station while her arm was trapped in the door.

Eleanor Estanislao filed a complaint on Oct. 31 in Cook County Circuit Court against the CTA and a train operator alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 9, 2017, she fell and sustained multiple injuries at the Montrose Blue Line Station in Chicago. She alleges while she was attempting to board the train, the door closed on her arm and the CTA train proceeded to depart the station while the plaintiff's arm was closed in the door and caused the plaintiff to fall.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants of more than $50,000. She is represented by Melanie J. VanOverloop and Kevin D. Kojs of Rapoport Law Offices P.C. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L011802

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