Lawsuits Filed in Gold Coast Pedestrian Crash Involving Nanny & Toddler in Stroller
Corboy & Demetrio has filed two lawsuits arising out of the incident that happened on May 21, 2011 in which a City of Chicago truck driver ran down several pedestrians on the sidewalk at the corner of Rush Street and Cedar Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast.
The lawsuits filed against the City of Chicago and its employee Dwight Washington were filed on behalf of a 20-month-old toddler, Tyler Jones, and her 25-year-old caregiver, Jennifer Anton, who was pushing the little girl in a stroller.
Thomas A. Demetrio stated, “The firm sought and obtained an emergency order of protection, which was entered by Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Michael Panter, requiring the City to preserve the truck, its contents, Dwight Washington’s personnel file, and any surveillance videotape so that the firm and experts retained by the firm can inspect them.” Demetrio added that the reason his firm moved swiftly for court protection is that, based upon its experience, evidence sometimes gets lost or altered.
The lawsuits also include counts against the City of Chicago for negligent supervision of its employee. Demetrio stated, “Jennifer Anton suffered multiple severe fractures to her pelvis, hips, and legs, as well as severe degloving injuries to her legs. She has already undergone surgery, and her condition remains serious.”
Demetrio also stated that, “Thankfully, little Tyler’s injuries are much less severe. She has been discharged from Children’s Memorial Hospital, but is following up with orthopedic surgeons regarding a possible leg fracture.”