Cyclist claims she was thrown from bike by opening door of bakery delivery truck

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 12, 2019

CHICAGO — A bicyclist is suing a food company and its drivers, citing alleged negligence.

Emily Fleege filed a complaint on Feb. 6 in Cook County Circuit Court against Chris & Aiden Bakery Inc.; Bimbo Foods Bakeries Distribution LLC; and two men, alleging the defendants breached their duty to operate a box truck in a reasonably safe manner.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 14, 2017, Fleege was riding a bicycle southbound on Milwaukee Avenue when she was thrown from her bicycle after defendants' box truck's door allegedly opened directly in her path. 

As a result, plaintiff claims she sustained physical injuries, mental anguish and medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to look before opening the door of the box truck to avoid colliding with or injuring other users of the road, including plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks more than $50,000 plus costs of suit. She is represented by Lawrence Amato, of Goldberg Weisman & Cairo in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 19-L-001328.

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