posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 03:26 PM
A Jeannette woman who was slightly injured after being struck by a train while walking along railroad tracks sued Norfolk Southern Corp. Thursday for
failing to warn pedestrians that trains travel on tracks.
"Defendant's failure to warn plaintiff of the potential dangers negligently provided plaintiff with the belief she was safe in walking near the
train tracks," the suit states.
I almost understood when McDonalds was sued because their coffee was "very hot", but this completely evades my understanding.
If a person is not capable of basic cognitive thoughts such as, "Trains travel on train tracks and trains are dangerous," then they are likely
incapable of reading a sign that says the same.
"The [engineer] did not stop the train in a timely manner, and failed to yield the right of way to a pedestrian walking along the tracks in plain
view," the suit says.
The train did not stop in a timely manner? What do they define as a timely manner for a train? Before it hits someone? Lets be serious here. Trains do
not stop on dimes.