Tag: train crash

Family of Motorist in Deadly Metro-North Crash Lawsuit

Ellen Brody and five train passengers were killed on Feb. 3 crash after Brody’s SUV stopped on the tracks near Valhalla, New York on the service’s Harlem Line. Brody’s family says the crossing where the accident happened is unsafe and filed 2 notices of claim, one against Metro North, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Westchester County, and Mount Pleasant, New York; and a second claim against New York state.The hazardous nature of the railroad crossing and restricted line of sight trapped Brody, leading to her death. In 1984, another accident occurred at the same location. Damages in a case like this may include compensation for both non-economic and economic losses.

Widow of Train Crash Victim Gets $20 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

autoA jury has awarded $20 million to the widow of Scott Spence, who was killed in a train collision in Stoddard County, Missouri, in October 2012.

53-year-old Spence was killed in a collision with BNSF train on a rural road in Stoddard County.

Following his death, his wife Sherry Spence had filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that the railroad crossing did not have lights, gates or a safe sight distance and the crew was negligent.