A Cook County jury awarded Stephen Dewart over $2.4 million in his suit against the City of Chicago stemming from injuries incurred when he was struck by an intoxicated Chicago Streets & Sanitation worker. Dwight Washington, the driver of the truck, had a BAC over twice the legal limit when he plowed into a group of pedestrians on a Gold Coast sidewalk in May 2011. An open bottle of brandy was found in his vehicle. Dewart was passing out fliers for his wife’s wedding consulting business when he suffered broken bones and a fractured vertebrae. The city previously agreed to pay $6.25 million last year to settle another case involving the same incident. Washington is currently serving time in prison for DUI.
Lawyer: Chicago to pay $2.4 million to man injured by drunk city worker, www.chicagotribune.com, September 23, 2013
$2.4 Million Verdict for Young Man Run Down by City Worker, www.patch.com, September 23, 2013