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Corboy & Demetrio Obtains $2.55 Million for Pedestrian Struck by PACE Bus

05.08.2020

Corboy & Demetrio obtained a settlement of $2.55 million on behalf of Alberta Addison who was walking to her bus stop at the intersection of 63rd Street and Stony Island Ave. on June 5, 2018 and was struck by a PACE bus. 

Addison, who was 70 years old at the time, was crossing 63rd St., with a proper signal, when defendant driver Steven Dumas struck her with a PACE medical transportation van that was owned by SCR Medical Transportation, also a defendant in the case. 

Addison suffered severe injuries, including a temporary loss of consciousness, head trauma, subdural hematoma and a trace subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting in mild cognitive deficits and PTSD.  Addison also suffered soft-tissue injuries to her shoulder and legs.

The Defendants contended that the impact between the vehicle and plaintiff was minor and strongly disputed both nature and extent of all Addison’s injuries and her self-reported symptoms.  The Defendants also contested the existence of any cognitive deficits, the existence of any brain injury, and contended that Plaintiff had recovered from her injuries.

The lawsuit alleged the PACE driver failed to yield the right-of-way to Addison, who was walking in a marked crosswalk; failed to stop at a red light; and failed to decrease his speed so as to avoid colliding with Addison.

Case info: 18L6243, Alberta Anderson v. Steven Dumas; PACE Suburban Bus Service and SCR Medical Transportation, Inc. Settlement approved by Cook Co. Circuit Judge Melissa A. Durkin on May 8, 2020.

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