Man Files Lawsuit After Car Swallowed By Southside Sinkhole
Mirko Krivokuca’s car got swallowed up by a Southside sinkhole this spring–while he was driving it.
Now, he’s filing a lawsuit against the City of Chicago for $100,000 according to ABC 7 News.
His lawsuit contends, he was driving his car in the 9600 block of S. Houston, when his tire hit a small pothole. The lawsuit alleges the small pothole revealed a gigantic sinkhole which quickly opened up and swallowed his car and two others. Krivokuca was hospitalized due to the incident.
Drivers who’s vehicles suffer damage from a pothole on a Chicago street can file a claim to get the city to pay for a portion of the repairs from pothole damage. We’re unsure if this includes potholes the size of several vehicle.
Check out Huffington Post’s comprehensive coverage including a great slideshow of the incident, “Chicago Sinkhole Lawsuit: Mirko Krivokuca Sues City After Massive Hole Swallowed His Car.”