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Clifford Law Files Lawsuit Today in Bicyclist’s Death in Chicago’s Roscoe Village

Clifford Law Offices today (Oct. 4, 2016) filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company and its driver who struck and killed a bicyclist near Damen and Addison last week.

Anastasia Kondrasheva, a 23-year-old recent Loyola graduate, was biking to work the morning of Sept. 26 when a truck driver struck her as he made a right-hand turn onto a street marked for bicycle sharing. Ekaterina Kondrasheva, mother of Anastasia, filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court.

“Chicago has become a very bike-friendly town, and all drivers should know to expect bicyclists will be in the bike lanes because that’s what they are there for,” said Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at the firm. “A bicyclist is defenseless when a truck driver is so negligent as to not take precautions to avoid them.”

The lawsuit was filed against Westmont Interior Supply House and the driver, Andre J. Sanders, who was ticketed for his failure to exercise due care for the cyclist. She was pronounced dead at the scene in the Roscoe Village neighborhood.

Her co-workers at a North Side health care center held a vigil for her following her tragic death.

Tracy A. Brammeier, attorney at Clifford Law Offices, also is an attorney on the matter. 

Click here to read the Complaint.

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For further information, please contact Clifford Law Offices’ Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847-721-0909.