Male Train Passenger Files Suit Against CTA

Friday, Mar 28, 2014  |  Updated 3:57 AM CDT
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Third Lawsuit Filed Following CTA Train Crash

CTA Blue Line crash at O'Hare.

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Woman Files Lawsuit, Describes CTA Crash

Plaintiff says she's struggling to do everyday things by herself, afraid to get back on the train. Natalie Martinez reports.

Third Lawsuit Filed Following CTA Train Crash

A woman injured Monday when a Blue Line train crashed at O'Hare was on another Blue Line train, when it derailed in January. Natalie Martinez reports.
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A fifth passenger on the train that crashed at O'Hare International Airport Monday has filed a negligence lawsuit against the CTA.

Latherow Law Office announced Thursday it filed the suit on behalf of 53-year-old Eric Cates of Park Ridge.

The suit claims Cates was waiting at the Rosemont stop for a southbound train, but after it took longer than expected, he boarded the third car of the northbound train in order to wait at the sheltered O'Hare station. The train he boarded was the one that ultimately crashed.

Cates, who is unemployed, claims he was unable to walk due to a knee injury suffered in the crash, and had to be taken off of the train by emergency workers.

The law office representing Cates is also representing passengers Niakesha Thomas and Milka Overton.

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