Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dead trucker's family gets $1 Million Dollars from City of Chicago, This was the trucker who ran his semi into the CTA EL Station at Cermak & Dan Ryan

A federal jury on Tuesday awarded more than $1 million to the family of a Michigan truck driver who crashed his semitrailer into the Chinatown Red Line station in 2008, killing two people and injuring many others before he also died more than a month later.

Relatives of Donald Wells argued in a lawsuit that Wells was detained by Chicago police even though he needed medical attention from injuries he sustained in the crash.

After nearly three days of deliberations, the jury held the city responsible for detaining Wells for too long and awarded $1 million in compensatory damages. The jury also held four Chicago police officers responsible for his detention, awarding Wells' family an additional combined $150,000 in damages from them.

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Accidents happen when someone gets sick don't play doctor at the station.

Anonymous said...

The Officers should have called an ambulance first not put him in handcuffs right away it was a ACCIDENT not a crime you can detain people without handcuffs.

Anonymous said...

Truck Driving is slave labor poor guy 64yrs old no pension social security not enough to live on work until you die paid by the mile no wonder why he drove tired no medical benefits either.

THIS ACCIDENT IS THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY'S FAULT.

BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR TRUCK DRIVERS!!

WHAT HAPPENED TEAMSTERS YOUR UNION IS DYING ORGANIZE ALL TRUCK DRIVERS NOW NATIONWIDE STRIKE EVERYTHING COMES ON A TRUCK!!

Anonymous said...

He killed two people!!! Wtf were they supposed to do, give him an ice cream cone and let him go home???

Anonymous said...

I isn't no Maffmatician, but 150K divided by 4 Hairgels = $37,500 each. EACH. All you motherfuckers still playing superstar police better wise up quickly. These officers did NOTHING wrong and are getting shoved it up their asses.

$37,500 is roughly Catholic high school tuition for all 4 years. Go tell little Susie that she's gotta go to Curie with savage niggers and illegal beaners cuz Daddy put the handcuffs on the wrong person at the wrong time. Fuck you Chicago, you get NOTHING from me.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

Punitive damages??

Anonymous said...

Which now means that his estate will have money to pay to the two people HE KILLED! Shuffle of the money with us, the taxpayers, being stuck with the tab, again!

Anonymous said...

It says right in the article that he was taken to and treated at Stroger Hospital. This is fucking crazy. So now everytime I lock someone up and they end up dying in the lockup from anything I guess I'm going to be sued and lose. Fuck this fucking city and department.

Anonymous said...

This city is like the MegaMillions capital. Anybody can be a winner.

Anonymous said...

Tell me what the Police did wrong. He was taken to Stroger hospital after the crash for treatment of any injuries he received in the crash. He was then taken to 002 for processing. What did the Police do wrong and what should they have done? I say that this is simply another ridiculous decision by another brain dead jury. Remember, they themselves said that the Police did nothing wrong nor were they wanton or willful.

You have to be an idiot to want to be a Chicago Police Officer with the judicial system we have here. We, as Chicago Police Officers cannot get a fair break from anyone when engaged in the system here. I'm retired now. Arizona, here I come. Fuck this place.

Anonymous said...

150k in punitave from the 4 coppers... Ouch..

Anonymous said...

37,500.00 each by the 4 coppers for doing there job, fuck it, dont do anything, let shit burn and let niggers kill each other and burn the ghetto down.

Anonymous said...

Total fucking screw up.

Anonymous said...

very strange turn of events.....

You Are A Moron said...

$37,500 is roughly Catholic high school tuition for all 4 years. Go tell little Susie that she's gotta go to Curie with savage niggers and illegal beaners cuz Daddy put the handcuffs on the wrong person at the wrong time. Fuck you Chicago, you get NOTHING from me.

Aldo Raine

April 11, 2012 12:04 AM

What you crying about? Your three kids go to CPS. You must be so proud! Only a cheap dirtbag would talk about his kids on a cop blog.

Anonymous said...

I was on scene. This guy was taken to Stroger immediately. He was treated, tested and wanted out. Signed himself out of hospital because he had no insurance. Signed documents waiving all liability against Stroger, doctors, nurses, etc. Was eventually charged and then eventually bonded out. He died at least a month later, I think maybe several months later. He had been out of custody that whole time. He did not die in custody!!!! Unreal. I bet this gets overturned on appeal.

Anonymous said...

who was his lawyer that homo burke?

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Anonymous said...

WHEN I GET A CALL OF SOME BODY DOING DRUGS THEY GO STRAIGHT TO THE HOSPITAL,NO PAPER WORK.

Anonymous said...

Glad the city is fighting this and glad I left the PD. I feel bad for all you guys and gals still on the street. Be careful and take care of each other.

Anonymous said...

I was on scene. This guy was taken to Stroger immediately. He was treated, tested and wanted out. Signed himself out of hospital because he had no insurance. Signed documents waiving all liability against Stroger, doctors, nurses, etc. Was eventually charged and then eventually bonded out. He died at least a month later, I think maybe several months later. He had been out of custody that whole time. He did not die in custody!!!! Unreal. I bet this gets overturned on appeal.

April 11, 2012 3:53 PM

We can only hope this gets overturned because if it doesn't, policing is dead. I had no idea he died several months later. I kept hearing rumors he died in the lockup. If what you say is correct this is even more fucking ridiculous than I previously thought.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He killed two people!!! Wtf were they supposed to do, give him an ice cream cone and let him go home???

April 10, 2012 11:48 PM

YES IT WAS A ACCIDENT

Anonymous said...

Which now means that his estate will have money to pay to the two people HE KILLED!

NO THE TRUCKING COMPANIE'S INSURANCE PAID THE FAMILIES THEY KILLED!!

I Voted For Obama said...

This jury voted for Obama.

I Voted For Obama said...

This jury voted for Obama.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama loves this kind of insanity