Husband Of Molly Glynn Files Lawsuit Against Forest Preserve
By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 7, 2014 5:40PM
Molly Glynn (Photo credit: Stewart Talent)
Joe Foust, husband of Molly Glynn, alleged the Forest Preserve District was negligent in keeping “diseased, defective, weakened" trees in Erickson Woods where Glynn was struck by a branch from a tree uprooted by powerful, fast-arriving storms Sept. 5 while biking with her husband on the North Branch Trail. Glynn died from her injuries the following day.
Foust’s suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges the district was negligent in pruning, inspecting and maintaining the trees in the woods and failed to warn people using the trail of the possibility of falling boughs, and that negligence was done “with an utter indifference and conscious disregard for the safety of the public and Molly Anne Glynn.”
An autopsy found Glynn died from several injuries sustained when she was hit by the falling branch and her death was ruled an accident.
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