Cash-strapped Chicago will spend at least $16 million to compensate victims of a 2011 accident caused by a drunken laborer who plowed his city truck into a crowd of pedestrians on a Gold Coast sidewalk, the Sun-Times is reporting.
The City of Chicago has settled with a man who was run-over by a drunk city worker.
A former Chicago Streets and Sanitation worker has been sentenced to nine years in prison for ramming his pickup into a crowd at a Gold Coast intersection in May of last year.
A Chicago worker who rammed his pickup into a crowd at a Gold Coast intersection pleaded guilty to drunken-driving charges on Friday.
The Chicago nanny who saved a toddler’s life by pushing the girl’s stroller out of the direct path of an oncoming truck was telling her story for the first time on Tuesday.
Stephen Dewart was one of eight people mowed down May 21 on the Gold Coast when a driver for the Department of Streets and Sanitation lost control of his pick-up truck and plowed into them. He is now filing suit.
Two pedestrians injured in a May crash when an allegedly intoxicated city Department of Streets & Sanitation worker cashed into a crowd of people in the Gold Coast filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the driver and the city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he has ordered Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Tom Byrne to tighten supervision to prevent a repeat of the Gold Coast accident.
A Chicago Streets and Sanitation worker will be in court today, facing charges he was drunk when he drove a city pick-up onto a sidewalk in the Gold Coast neighborhood on Saturdayand hit seven people.