Husband of Chicago bicyclist fatally struck files lawsuit
By Mitch Smith Tribune reporter 7:28 p.m. CDT, June 26, 2014
The husband of a bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run collision on the South Side last month is suing the driver charged with driving the van that killed the man’s wife.
Su Ai Xie died May 29 just minutes after a vehicle hit her in the Bridgeport neighborhood and continued on its way, officials said at the time.
Two hours after the crash, police arrested Gabriel Herrera, 65. Witnesses wrote down the license plate number of the van that hit Xie, prosecutors said, and police found the vehicle parked just around the corner from the crash scene outside Herrera’s home.
Prosecutors said Herrera was driving a van on his way to Home Depot when he struck Xie. The vehicle was registered to his employer, named in the lawsuit as Brookwood Builders Inc. The wrongful death suit names Brookwood and its owner, Glen D. Klock, as defendants. A message left for Klock Thursday evening at Brookwood’s offices wasn’t immediately returned.
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