Woman files lawsuit against BP gas station in Oak Park

The woman claimed gas sprayed all over her face and head

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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

A woman who was sprayed by gasoline at an Oak Park gas station last year filed a lawsuit against BP on Tuesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Vickie Teague claimed an equipment malfunction occurred at the station at 6119 W. North Avenue while she was filling up her car in June 2011. The $200,000 suit claims a nozzle or hose malfunctioned and sprayed gas all over her face and head, the article said.

The suit calls the equipment "unreasonably dangerous" and accuses BP of negligence.

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foom  

Posted: September 12th, 2012 1:15 PM

LOL at $200,000 was she wearing a coat made of bald eagles or something?

Rez  

Posted: September 10th, 2012 5:38 PM

Steve, you also, apparently, can't regulate BP.

steve  

Posted: September 10th, 2012 7:39 AM

sounds like she was trying to impersonate Derek Zoolander. Who would have thought this could happen from a simple gasoline fight? You can't regulate stupidity. All i'm thinking about right now is the George Michael song. Jitterbug! Damn, i just made my day.

Rez  

Posted: September 9th, 2012 10:41 PM

I say sue BP any chance you get... They deserve it one way or another.

Mimi  

Posted: September 9th, 2012 7:05 PM

$200,000? Seriously?

Christine P.  

Posted: September 9th, 2012 2:51 PM

I hope she has begun commuting by bicycle. I wouldnt want that to happen to her again!!

Anne from Oak Park  

Posted: September 8th, 2012 8:18 AM

How was that even possible?

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