Woman injured in Lake View East hit-and-run sues Grubhub, delivery driver

The suit alleges Grubhub was negligent in allowing Aamir Mohammed, who was charged in the hit-and-run, to access its platform and operate as a driver despite not having a license.

SHARE Woman injured in Lake View East hit-and-run sues Grubhub, delivery driver
Ms. T’s Southern Fried Chicken in Lake View East

A woman was injured May 15, 2020, in a hit-and-run outside Ms. T’s Southern Fried Chicken, 3343 N. Broadway St.

Ben Pope/Sun-Times

A restaurant employee who was struck and injured by a food delivery driver last month in Lake View East has filed a lawsuit against the driver and Grubhub.

The suit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court alleges Grubhub was negligent in allowing Aamir Mohammed, who was charged in the hit-and-run, to access its platform and operate as a driver despite not having a license.

Mohammad struck Bijan Choya Early on May 15 outside Ms. T’s Southern Fried Chicken, 3343 N. Broadway St., after being told to wait because he wasn’t wearing a mask and the restaurant is small, according to a statement from Corboy & Demetrio, the law firm representing Early.

Bijan Choya Early

Bijan Choya Early

Provided

Instead of waiting, Mohammed became “irate” and kicked the front glass door several times before getting into his car, the statement said. As her mother called police, Early walked in front of the car and Mohammed drove forward, striking her.

Early suffered a broken pelvis, two broken arms and fractures to her legs as well as significant nerve damage, the statement said.

Mohammad, 30, turned himself into police and was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, failure to report an accident and leaving the scene of a hit-and-run. 

A spokesperson for Grubhub previously said Mohammed was not an authorized driver for the company and was using another driver’s account.

“We don’t comment on pending litigation,” a spokesperson for the company said Tuesday.

“It is a miracle Choya is even alive,” Early’s attorney Susan Schwartz said in a statement. “She has a very long recovery road ahead of her.”

The lawsuit demands a jury trial and seeks more than $50,000 in damages.

The Latest
Officers found the teenager about 8:15 p.m. in the 11400 block of South Union Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds.
K’Vion Thunderbird, a three-star linebacker, took his time in order to get his choice right
North Lawndale, which opened in 1998 and started varsity basketball in 2000, has never finished a season with a losing record. So there is plenty of pride to play for over the next few weeks.
Chicago connections are many for the Bill Murray classic that’s funny, poignant and way better than sweet vermouth on the rocks, with a twist.