A woman who claims she was shocked while driving past a delivery truck that was caught in electric power lines last year in Naperville has filed a lawsuit.
Carol Bell filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court naming ComEd, the city of Naperville and Daily Express Inc. as defendants in connection with the alleged July 29, 2013 incident.
Bell was driving her 2003 Ford Taurus at 4:12 p.m. in the 2300 block of Naperville Road when she approached an oversized Daily Express truck caught in the power lines near the intersection of Danada Court, the suit claims.
As she drove past the truck, she “saw two flashes of bright light, heard a loud buzzing sound, and saw the traffic lights in the area stop working,” and she “felt a severe shock in her body,” the suit says.
Later that day, her car “suddenly stopped and would not start again as a result of this electrical shock,” according to the suit.
A ComEd spokesman said attorneys for the utility company had not yet reviewed the suit and declined to comment. Representatives for the city of Naperville and Daily Express could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening.
Bell claims she has suffered “severe nerve injuries” and has become “permanently disabled and disfigured.” The suit alleges ComEd and Naperville utility workers were negligent in failing to maintain the power lines, and that a Daily Express driver was negligent in driving into the power lines.
The seven-count suit is seeking at least $350,000 in damages.Tags: lawsuit