07/03/2013 01:59 pm ET Updated Jul 03, 2013

Chicago Sinkhole Lawsuit: Mirko Krivokuca Sues City After Massive Hole Swallowed His Car

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A Chicago man who was hospitalized in April after his car fell into a massive sinkhole now wants $100,000 from the city.

According to ABC Chicago, Mirko Krivokuca filed suit Tuesday claiming that the city was negligent in not properly maintaining the street in the 9600 block of South Houston where his vehicle and two others fell into a large sinkhole about 5:20 a.m. on the morning of April 18.

Krivokuca's lawsuit claims his front tire initially hit a small pothole before that hole opened up to reveal a much larger one: a 40-foot-wide sinkhole. The lawsuit insists Krivokuca was seriously hurt in the crash and is seeking court costs in addition to $100,000 in damages.

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The city previously claimed its nearly century-old sewer system was largely to blame for the sinkhole incident. Specifically, a 98-year-old water main gave out and breached the sewer below, the Chicago Tribune previously reported.

Krivokuca's injuries were described as "minor" and "a couple of scratches" in previous reports in both the Sun-Times and Tribune.