On November 7, 2011, Tim Cavanagh filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of Terri Cenar. On November 4, 2011 at 1:40 p.m., Terri was riding her bicycle southbound on LaSalle Street when a semi-trailer truck attempted to make a right turn onto Chicago Avenue and struck and ran over Terri. Witnesses have stated that Terri had the right of way. Terri was immediately transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Loyola University Medical Center. The lawsuit names both the truck driver, Anthony Hudson, and his employer, Doka USA, Ltd., as defendants.
Immediately after filing the lawsuit, Cavanagh appeared before Judge Diane Larsen on an Emergency Motion for a Protective Order. Judge Larsen granted the Plaintiff’s Emergency Motion ordering that the truck company preserve the truck in its present form. Judge Larsen also ordered the City of Chicago to preserve any surveillance videos of the incident from its cameras mounted on traffic control lights and to preserve all 911 calls.
The case is entitled Terri Cenar v. Anthony Hudson and Doka USA, Ltd., Court No.: 11 L 11590. The case is currently pending in front of Judge Diane Larsen. Mr. Cavanagh stated: “This tragedy could have been averted had the truck driver been paying attention and doing his job. Terri and her family and friends would appreciate any witnesses contacting Cavanagh Law Group.”