There has been an Illinois personal injury lawsuit filed over an accident on the Chicago lakefront bike path. The lawsuit has been filed against the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and A&L Inc., the company that constructed the bike path at the accident scene.
The bicycling accident happened on April 25, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m., as a bicyclist, Jennifer Kraft, 34, of Chicago, was riding on the path at 37th Street.
According to the lawsuit, Kraft was riding northbound at the time, when the bike trail “abruptly ended” and she fell nine feet onto concrete below.
As a result of the accident, the lawsuit claims she suffered accident injuries including three fractured neck vertebrae, fractured shoulder blades and a punctured spine. She is said to be paralyzed from the chest down.
An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of December 31, 2014, titled “Woman sues over accident on bike path that left her paralyzed“:
The lawsuit claims the city was negligent because there were no signs or rails to prevent the crash and that the curve “does not allow a user … to decipher whether the trail comes to an abrupt end or continues on.”
Additional details regarding this lawsuit as well as the underlying accident and injuries can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the dnainfo.com article of December 30, 2014 titled “Paralyzed Bicyclist Sues City, Saying Lakefront Trail Dropped Nine Feet.”
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