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Man injured after scooter hit "baseball-sized" pothole in Chicago agrees to $600,000 settlement with city

Chicago to pay $600,000 to man hurt when scooter hit pothole
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CHICAGO (CBS) -- A pothole will cost the city of Chicago $600,000, after a man badly hurt in a fall while riding a scooter agreed to settle his lawsuit against the city.

In June of 2019, Eloy Scheunemann hurt his knee falling off an electric scooter when he ran over a baseball-sized pothole near Wood and Iowa streets in West Town, and needed several surgeries.

His attorneys said the city was notified about the pothole a week before the accident and failed to fix it.

"The most important thing is that nothing like this ever happens to anyone else's spouse, sibling, friend or loved one," said Scheunemann's attorney, Bryant Greening. "Here's hoping for a safe, injury-free summer for anyone who chooses to ride an electric scooter."

The proposed $600,000 settlement with the city still must be approved by the City Council.


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