Pedestrian Struck by CTA Bus Will Be Compensated $7.5 Million
A 44-year-old man who was struck by a CTA bus as he ran mid-block across Cicero Avenue will be compensated over $7.5 million during his lifetime as a result of a $3.95 million settlement.
Michael K. Demetrio of Corboy & Demetrio represented Robert Rush, 44, who was injured on November 17, 1997, when he was struck by a southbound CTA bus.
The settlement agreement was reached after three weeks of trial before Judge James Quinlan. At trial, witnesses described seeing Mr. Rush dart out from between stopped cars in front of the CTA bus. The driver of the bus testified that the bus' speed was three to five miles per hour at the time of the impact. Other witnesses described the bus' speed closer to 20 miles per hour.
As a result of the collision, Robert Rush suffered a head injury that effects his balance, personality and language abilities.
Robert Rush currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Before he was injured he was a life long resident of the City of Chicago where he graduated from Gordon Technical High School and attended the Illinois Institute of Technology.