Another lawsuit filed against CTA for O’Hare Blue Line derailment, crash

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Another lawsuit has been filed against the CTA in connection with a 2014 O’Hare Blue Line derailment that ended with a train crashing up an escalator.

The lawsuit was filed by Milorad Dzakovic Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court. It is at least the tenth lawsuit filed in connection with the March 24, 2014, derailment and crash that sent more than 30 people to area hospitals.

The train Dzakovic was riding crashed through the bumper at the O’Hare station about 2:50 a.m. He suffered “diverse injuries, both internally and externally,” the suit stated.

The train operator, who told investigators she fell asleep before the crash, was also named as a defendant. She was eventually fired by the CTA.

The two-count suit alleges negligence and seeks more than $100,000 in damages.

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