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Woman sues family of teenager killed by train - after she was injured by his flying body parts

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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 08:36 PM
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What a sick and twisted woman she must be.

Sorry, I don't care what kind of injuries the woman had, she is f***ed up in the head and doesn't deserve a single penny.

Accidents happen, most people will get up, dust themselves off and deal with it. Attacking a dead person or their family after such a tragic death for nothing but selfish greed is sickening to me.

I hope she looses, and in the meantime all those who know her abandon her completely. She deserves zero respect from her fellow Humans.




posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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She is despicable.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by n00bUK
The guy should of not only thought about all the bad things in his life, like why hes committing suicide, people hes leaving in life but he should of also thought about peoples injuries and gone to a designated area.

wow


He was not killing himself according to the article, he thought he could make it. It was raining and he had an umbrella covering his head. He's stupid but hes family should not be put into more pain because a lady fell over.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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My God, we have allowed this as a country. We have lost the little class we had when suing people became the "american thing to do".

My god when some white trash sees that they can sue a company or person for millions of dollars and be set for life for things as benign as being lightly tapped by a moving car, or spilling hot coffee on yourself at McDonald's.

I am disgusted with this person, even if she broke a leg, even if it was worse than that I don't care.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by kn0wh0w
twisted family.

sueing a dead person, only in america


i wonder who she would sue if a treebranch fell on her head during a storm...

HAARP maybe

lol...i totally agree..its crazy now...i wouldn't think that this person would have a case but in today's world i guess so,,never herd of such a crazy thing..thank op for the post



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 03:58 AM
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Omg, are these people retarted?

There´s only one party that´s responsible, and that´s the railroad.


A Cook County judge found that the railroads had no duty to warn about such an "open and obvious danger" as a moving train, a decision upheld on appeal.


Really? Why hasn´t the railroad accomodated for safety measures that prevent people from crossing the tracks when a train is inbound, like railroads, across the western world at least, have done, and what should be no more than common sense?

Over here stations have walkways that take you over the tracks, and if there aren´t, there are gates with lights and bells that close the crossing when a train passes.

The absence of these makes it almost impossiblle for accidents like this NOT to happen.


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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 04:07 AM
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Originally posted by Drezden
My God, we have allowed this as a country. We have lost the little class we had when suing people became the "american thing to do".

My god when some white trash sees that they can sue a company or person for millions of dollars and be set for life for things as benign as being lightly tapped by a moving car, or spilling hot coffee on yourself at McDonald's.

I am disgusted with this person, even if she broke a leg, even if it was worse than that I don't care.

White trash eh?




posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 04:10 AM
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He was 18 therefore the liability shouldn't fall on his family. And since he is no longer in the equation Id say there's absolutely nothing to be done about it regardless the family should not have to pay a dime because of somebody else's psychiatric or physical problems. A live was lost and that's bad enough.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:09 AM
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difficult case really.

firstly he shouldn't have been so stupid as to cross on the train tracks, but he did.

now take the case where you're a middle aged woman, standing on the platform waiting to get a train to work, when suddenly a large body part hits you and breaks your leg, wrist and damages your shoulder. now she can't get to work or even work effectively with a broken wrist. so how is she going to support herself while her broken limbs are mending? what if she doesn't have insurance? should she have to suffer for the mistake of someone else?

i agree it seems callous from the outside, but please try and consider both sides when you're condemning somebody for their actions.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:18 AM
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Just ckecking if I understand the situation.

The guy did cross the tracks were people are supposed to cross the tracks when trains are not inbound, right? Or did he cross the tracks on a location that is not meant to let people cross, ever?



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:18 AM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD

'If you do something as stupid as this guy did, you have to be responsible for what comes from it,' she said.


Source The Daily Mail


If you do something as ethically stupid as this, you have to be held responsible for what comes from it.

I recommend a trial by social media! Let everyone know who she is, and what she done!



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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LOL usual crap from America, tragic example in this case but your "jump in front of a car and sue the driver culture" is a joke. Can I sue all you fruitcakes for emotional stress re all the end of the world /nibiru nonsense? Well considering an American sued god.... I love this quote from that case, sums it all up

"The Constitution requires that the courthouse doors be open, so you cannot prohibit the filing of suits," Chambers says. "Anyone can sue anyone they choose, even God."

If anyone is liable it should be the operators (person was injured standing on their platform by a freak accident) and it should be to the extent of her medical bills not a penny more, going after the family is low.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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Based on the court documents from his family's failed suit it appears he was crossing as would normally be expected.

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On the date in question, Hiroyuki intended to board Metra’s Chicago-bound commuter train number 2602. The train was scheduled to arrive at Edgebrook station at 7:50 a.m. but was delayed. Because of the delay, Amtrak train number 330 had executed a crossover maneuver. As a result of the crossover, the Amtrak train approached Edgebrook station about the time the Metra train was scheduled to arrive at the station. The crossover maneuver was guided by Canadian Pacific, which was responsible for rail traffic control on the Milwaukee district line. Canadian Pacific at that time was not required to notify Metra when an Amtrak train was approaching or passing through Edgebrook station. ¶ 5 Hiroyuki entered Edgebrook station on the east passenger platform. A line of bushes and trees obstructed Hiroyuki’s ability to see the approaching Amtrak train until he was on the platform. Because the west platform at the Edgebrook station is ordinarily used by passengers to board Chicago-bound trains, Hiroyuki attempted to cross the tracks at a
designated pedestrian railroad crossing. There were no audible or visual warning devices or
a crossing gate at the pedestrian crossing to warn passengers of approaching trains. There
were audible and visual warning devices at the alternative railroad crossing near Devon
Avenue located about 100 yards south of the pedestrian crossing. Metra did not announce the
approach of the Amtrak train on the loudspeakers located along both passenger platforms.
Plaintiff alleged that as Hiroyuki crossed the tracks, he was aware of the approaching Amtrak
train but believed it to be the Metra train he intended to board. Plaintiff claimed the light,
sound and appearance of the Amtrak train were inadequate to dissuade Hiroyuki of his
assumption that the approaching train was Metra train number 2602 which was scheduled
to stop at Edgebrook station. The Amtrak train passed through the station at about 70 miles
per hour, striking and killing Hiroyuki.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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The "teenager" was 18yrs old, under the law his parents are not responsible for him or what he does. I don't see how the court could allow her to sue his parents.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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Good find.

Wow, reading this, I just can´t see how someone could say that the guy was just stupid, especially that lawyer, as she must be well aware of the circumstances.

Why are there no safety measures at that crossing, why are they not mandatory?

And why the hell is noone even bringing this up in the whole story?


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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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whats this world coming to?

i also read that somebody else had died at the same spot
some time after and she was 48 following her sister
she got an unknown amount well her family
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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:24 AM
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A Cook County judge found that the railroads had no duty to warn about such an "open and obvious danger" as a moving train, a decision upheld on appeal.


I can´t believe this was upheld in a court.

It´s like inviting people to a view of the Grand Canyon and having them walk along the edge, without putting fences there, because ITS SUCH AN OBVIOUS BIG DEEP HOLE that it would be stupid to fall in.

Then when someone inevetably missteps and falls in it´s their own fault, but you did guide em there.

And if the situation is so open and obviously dangerous, wouldn´t it be obvious to shield people from that danger.
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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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wee todd did


you really have to be a careless person to get hit by a train.

i ride amtrak a lot, ill be on the pacific surfliner later today

i got jammed up in oceanside one time for 4 hrs when some drunk got run over.
amtrak had to send cabs and a bus to pick all of us up and the tracks were closed for something like 6 hrs.

if you do something like this you deserve a lawsuit..

stay off the tracks or die. its pretty simple



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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The following video is not from the accident, but it does show the location which is considered a "flag stop" rather than a full train station. And at least gives an example of the crossing, train speeds and signals.

In the first moments of the video you will hear a train whistle, and if you look down the tracks you will see the Metra train approaching. The whistle is from the Metra train. If you look closely you can see the cross walk and what looks sorta like a bus stop shelter, that is the platform. An Amtrak train speeds by then you can see the Metra train stop.

According to the documents on the date of the accident the Metra train was late and the Amtrak train crossed over to the side you see the Metra train approach and stop.




posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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i got jammed up in oceanside one time for 4 hrs when some drunk got run over. amtrak had to send cabs and a bus to pick all of us up and the tracks were closed for something like 6 hrs. if you do something like this you deserve a lawsuit.. stay off the tracks or die. its pretty simple
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It was a freaking crossing, put there for people to cross, thus be on the tracks.

People lay in pieces and you remain sour because you got 4 hours delayed, up to this day?

I can tell you´re a classy person.....



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