Posted on July 6th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
The mother of a Metro crash victim in Washington D.C. filed a lawsuit last week for $25 million, alleging that the transit agency and its co-defendant bore responsibility for her daughter’s death. The victim was only 29 years old and a mother of two when she was killed in the June 25th Metro Red Line crash that took the lives of the driver and eight passengers. The wrongful death suit claims, “negligent operation of the rail system, failure to discontinue usage of the old and unsafe rail cars, negligent maintenance and inspection of the braking systems, and a dysfunctional train traffic control system.” Some speculation surrounding the accident has authorities investigating whether the train operator was using her cell phone when she failed to stop behind another train. But, Metro officials claim her cell phone was stowed in a backpack and all signs indicate she tried to stop the train for several hundred feet.
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