Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Dan Ryan Motorcycle Accident

The fatal motorcycle accident of July 20, 2014 that led to the death of Tito M. Rodriguez Jr. was summarized in the post of that day titled “Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway.”

Recently, a lawsuit has been filed by Winifred Rodriguez, the mother of Tito M. Rodriguez Jr., in the Circuit Court of Cook County regarding the accident.  The lawsuit is filed against the City of Chicago and Cook County.

The lawsuit and the underlying fatal motorcycle accident is discussed in the July 17, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Family sues city after off-duty Chicago cop killed in crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

The lawsuit alleges that traffic posts were installed in the center median to control traffic and to deter motorists from moving from the express lanes into the local lanes.

But at the time of the crash, 11 traffic posts were missing, the suit claims.

The city, the suit alleges, carelessly and negligently operated, managed, maintained and controlled the expressway. Cook County is also named as a defendant.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above.


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