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Couple injured when water tank fell file lawsuit

A woman and her boyfriend who were injured when a water tank fell 10 stories and sent a torrent of water through Lake View alley have filed a lawsuit against the condo building that formerly supported the tank.

The suit, filed Friday by the Clifford Law Offices on behalf of Lauren Hussar and Jack Baginski, names the Brewster Condominium Corporation and the Brewster Condominium Association as defendants.

Hussar, 27, and Baginski, 29 were standing in an alley last Wednesday next to the building in the 2800 block of North Pine Grove Avenue when the tank fell and crashed to the ground “immediately next to” the couple, causing them “to be struck by flying portions of the water tank, debris, artifacts, objects and a torrent of water,” according to the suit.

The accident sent Hussar and Baginski to the hospital, where Hussar remains.

Baginski had been helping his girlfriend move from the building next door when the tank fell, according to a statement from Clifford.

The suit alleges negligence and seeks damages in excess of $50,000.

Representatives of the building could not be reached for comment.

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