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Fourth CTA derailment suit filed by woman `petrified` to ride

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A fourth woman, this one a federal employee, who was hurt when a Blue Line train derailed early Monday at the O'Hare station has filed a lawsuit against the CTA.

Milka Overton, 26, was on her way to her overnight shift as a TSA agent at O'Hare Airport when she was hurt in the crash, her attorney Bridget Duignan said.

Overton was standing in the third car, waiting to get off when the crash threw her to the front of the train, Duignan said. Her left arm was hurt bracing her fall.

She was also on a Blue Line train in 2009 when a small fire started on the track. After Monday's crash, her client is "petrified" to get back on a train, but relies on the CTA to get to work, Duignan said.

Wednesday's two-count suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court. It claims negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress against the CTA and seeks an unspecified amount in damages.

At least three other women who work at O'Hare and were hurt in the crash filed lawsuits Tuesday against the transit agency over the crash.

A CTA spokeswoman declined to comment on any of the pending litigation.

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