Man Allegedly Struck By Falling Air Conditioner

CHICAGO (STMW) – Man allegedly struck by falling air conditioner

A man filed suit Friday claiming he was hit by an air conditioning unit that fell from the second floor window of a west suburban building.

Rolando Martinez claims that he was walking June 25, 2009 outside of a building at 1600 N. 1st Ave in Melrose Park when he was struck by an air conditioning unit that fell from a second floor window, according to a suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

The suit claims Martinez sustained serious bodily injury, incurred medical expenses, experienced pain and suffering, and loss earnings.

The two-count suit seeks more than $80,000 in damages against the owners of the building, Rafael and Reyna Lopez.

  • Bob Hamilton

    That air conditioner looks like it is brand new! How could it have fallen 2 stories and struck that man? Something is wrong with this story.

    • Judith Batrich

      Did you ever stop to think that maybe it was not installed in the window the right way??????

  • mrbfd

    B. Hamilton—very funny. Well done.

  • righttrack

    Hey Bob – that is merely a “stock photo” of an air conditioner. It is NOT the air conditioner in question !!!

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