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Couple Injured In Lincoln Park Water Tank Fall Sues Condo Association

By Jon Graef in News on Aug 4, 2013 7:50PM


Apparently the couple who were injured by a falling water tank in Lincoln Park were none too happy that such a perhaps preventable event occurred on them. Twentysomethings Lauren Hussar and Jack Baginski are suing the condominium association that hosted, until very recently as it turns out, the water tank.

Per CBS 2's Original. Reporting.:

Hussar and Baginski were standing near his Acura when the 100-year-old water tank fell from the Brewster Building and exploded on the ground next to them in an alley within the 2800 block of North Pine Grove Avenue.

The two were struck by debris and 'a tidal wave of water' and were rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where Hussar still remains, according to a news release.

Also worth noting:

The cylinder that fell was last inspected in 2010 and failed according to records, but passed re-inspection a few months later.

The suit, which you can read here, names the decidedly un-punky Brewster Condominium Corporation and the Brewster Condominium Association as defendants.

A third person was injured, but is apparently expected to recover.