A woman claiming a falling flagpole broke her back is suing Chicagoland Speedway.
Elfega Duensing's lawsuit against the racecar track was filed at the Will County Courthouse this week.
Duensing was walking through a Chicagoland Speedway parking lot in June when a flagpole fell and hit her in the back, according to her lawsuit. The flagpole was "affixed to a concrete container filed with sand," the suit said.
The impact of the flagpole caused "injuries including thoracic spine fractures," the suit said.
Chicagoland Speedway is to blame for Duensing's broken back because the flags lacked the "necessary wind slits," the containers of sand weren't heavy enough to support the flagpoles and they were unsecured, the lawsuit said.