City of Chicago Approves $2 Million Settlement on Behalf of Mother, Child Struck by Police Squad Car

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Settlement obtained by Jeffrey Kroll of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC

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The city of Chicago approved a $2 million settlement Wednesday on behalf of a mother and young child who were struck by a police squad car on the Northwest Side. [Case Number: 12 L 13473, Circuit Court of Cook County]

On September 5, 2012 Saremm Saenz and her son Moises Motato, who was 3 years old at the time, were walking in a crosswalk at Long Avenue and Belmont Avenue when a squad car driven by Officer Sean Deenihan struck them while turning left. Officer Dennihan did not have his flashing lights or siren activated at the time of the crash, according to court documents. [SAREMM SAENZ, individually, and MOISES MOTATO, a minor by his Mother and Next Friend, SAREMM SAENZ, plaintiffs v. CITY OF CHICAGO, a Municipal Corporation and SEAN B. DEENIHAN, individually as an agent, servant and/or employee of the CITY OF CHICAGO.]

As a result of the crash, Moises Motato was hospitalized for 26 days with a liver laceration and two perforations of his ilium. Saremm Saenz, who was 18 at the time of the incident, suffered minor injuries, according to court documents.

On Wednesday June 21, 2016, the city of Chicago approved the $2 million settlement on behalf of the family.

For more information, please contact Marcie Mangan, Public Relations Manager, at (312) 372-1227 or at mmangan(at)salvilaw(dot)com

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