Chicago Transit Authority Sued After Derailment

March 27, 2014

Attorneys have filed a negligence lawsuit against the Chicago Transit Authority on behalf of a woman injured in Monday’s Blue Line train derailment at O’Hare International Airport.

The law firm of Corboy and Demetrio filed the lawsuit Tuesday afternoon in Cook County court. The plaintiff is 23-year-old Dalila Jefferson, a security officer on her way to work at the airport. Attorneys say she was getting off the first car of the train when she was “catapulted forward” as the car went up an escalator.

Attorneys say Jefferson broke her foot and suffered neck and back injuries. The lawsuit seeks more than $50,000 in damages.

A Chicago Transit Authority spokeswoman says the agency doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

More than 30 passengers were injured in the derailment.

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