Woman injured in Lakeview porch collapse files suit

September 13, 2010 3:52:14 PM PDT
A woman who was hurt when a porch collapsed on the North Side has now filed a lawsuit against the owner.

Four people were hospitalized Sunday after the second-story rear porch in the 3700-block of North Ashland came down.

The lawsuit claims that the building's owner failed to make sure the porch complied with City of Chicago building regulations.

A witness says the collapse happened during a housewarming party. Ten people were standing on the rear porch deck when it suddenly collapsed.