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Corboy & Demetrio filed a negligence lawsuit on Jan 15 against United Parcel Service on behalf of an Evanston woman who was struck by a UPS truck and crushed under its full weight for 30 minutes until firefighters freed her.
Erin Hinner, 30, was crossing Ashland Avenue in the crosswalk at Central Street on Dec. 22, 2014, when she was hit by the UPS truck. The UPS truck rolled over her and pinned her body under its axle. Ms. Hinner, a new mother, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and was put in a drug-induced coma to help save her life.
The lawsuit also names UPS driver Gabriel Garcia as a defendant, alleging he was negligent, in part, by failing to stop and yield to a pedestrian within the right-of-way. Mr. Garcia allegedly told police he was not even aware he had run over the victim until he heard her screaming under the truck.