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Woman Sues UPS For Christmas Wreck

CHICAGO (CN) - A woman crushed by a United Parcel Service delivery truck just before Christmas filed a lawsuit Thursday against the company and the driver, Gabriel Garcia.

The plaintiff, Erin Hinner, was walking across Ashland Avenue at Central Street on Dec. 22, 2014 when Garcia turned onto Ashland at hit her.

According to a press release from Hinner's lawyer, Garcia did not know he hit anyone until he heard Hinner screaming. Hinner was pinned under the truck for 30 minutes until firefighters were able to free her, and was put into a drug-induced coma in critical condition at the hospital.

Hinner, a new mother, "missed her son's first Christmas and other milestones mothers dream about experiencing," said one of her lawyers, Michael Demetrio.

UPS and Garcia are being sued for negligence. The plaintiff is represented by Corboy & Demetrio P.C.

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