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BOSTON -- A Massachusetts man's death is being blamed on a railing that has been eyed in several other deaths in the Big Dig tunnels. "All of our past and all of our future was wrapped up in each other. This has completely crushed our entire family," Donna Hicks said. Brian Hicks was 39 when he died. His pickup crashed as he entered the on ramp to Storrow Drive. "No other family should have to go through what we are going through," Donna Hicks said. The family's lawsuit against the builders and designers of the Big Dig tunnels blames the hand rails that have been cited as factors in seven other deaths. "We are seeking accountability. We are seeking justice and the removal or covering of all those railings," attorney Barry Feinstein said. State police said Brian Hicks was driving too fast when he came through the Sumner Tunnel. He hit one side of the tunnel and then the other and was ejected, but his family said he could have survived if not for the tunnel's railings. "It's difficult to understand why we had to get to eight. Wasn't two or three or another number enough to take action to take care of the problem?" Donna Hicks said. "My husband was a wonderful man, a great brother and son and a great husband. He was an incredible man." Read more: www.thebostonchannel.com...
Originally posted by xFloggingMaryx
Or just a rash decision by a grieving family looking to make some money?
Originally posted by spyder550
So the railings had been cited in 7 other deaths. Should that not have been corrected. Is it not negligence to be aware of something that could cause injury and not do something. The first time - yikes we should look into this the second time - really could be a problem -- the seventh time - you arent doing your job and you deserve have your ass handed to you in a lawsuit.
The driver should share in the blame for being stupid but perhaps a suit will get the city to finally look at the problem. Thats what punitive damages do.edit on 11-5-2011 by spyder550 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mithrawept
The Big Dig tunnel people are clearly at fault. They should have an army of specially trained monkeys with nice plump pillows, who will leap like soccer goalies in front of motorists. No monkeys were mentioned in the news report, clearly at fault.