One of two women who’ve filed a lawsuit following Monday’s Blue Line train derailment at O’Hare International Airport is speaking out about her ordeal.
Niakesha Thomas, 22, was en route to her job at Hudson’s News Stand when the train jumped the track and crashed into the escalator.
Her lawsuit claims the Chicago Transit Authority was negligent and blames “a reported combination of operator inattention and excessive speed” for the crash, and claims her “job requires her to stand continuously and her injuries have left her currently unable to walk.”
“I can’t use bathroom by myself, I can’t take a bath,” Thomas told NBC 5.
Thomas says she was sitting in the third car of the train when the accident occurred.
“I heard a big noise, I felt my chest hit the seat in front of me, and then my back hit the seat behind me and then the lights went out,