Suit: Woman struck after exiting CTA bus at non-designated stop

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A woman filed suit against the Chicago Transit Authority Friday, alleging that she was struck by a vehicle after getting off a bus at a non-designated stop in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.

On Nov. 25, 2015, Yamila Lewis got off a southbound CTA bus at the northeast corner of South Jeffrey Boulevard and 89th Street, according to the suit. The designated bus stop is at the southwest corner of Jeffrey and 89th.

The bus driver then told her to cross Jeffrey in front of the bus, the suit said. As she was crossing the street, an eastbound vehicle struck her, causing “severe and permanent injuries of a personal and pecuniary nature, including disfigurement.”

The driver of the vehicle that struck her is also named in the suit for acting carelessly and negligently. The two-count lawsuit seeks more than $100,000 in damages from the CTA and driver of the vehicle that struck her.

A spokesman for the CTA, Jeff Tolman, said he couldn’t comment on pending litigation.

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