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    I came across this one today in my travels...note the bold part. You gotta love it...this is the kind of crap that clogs up the court system.

    Woman struck by train sues railroad
    (The following story by Matthew Junker appeared on the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review website on November 5.)

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- 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.
    Patricia M. Frankhouser, of 910 Scott Ave., is seeking an unspecified amount in excess of $30,000 from the Norfolk, Va., rail transport company for the Jan. 6 incident that left her with a broken finger, cuts on her hand and pain, according to the suit.

    Greensburg attorney Harry F. Smail Jr., who represents Frankhouser, didn't return a call seeking comment.

    Within the filing, he argues that the railroad was negligent for failing to post signs warning "of the dangers of walking near train tracks and that the tracks were actively in use."

    According to the suit, Frankhouser was walking along the tracks near Seventh and Eighth streets in Jeannette.

    "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.

    The filing does not state why Frankhouser failed to hear the oncoming train and get out of the way.
    It also does not state if she was crossing the rail bed or walking in between, or along, the tracks.

    The case has been assigned to Westmoreland County Judge William J. Ober. No hearing has been set.
    George R. Widener
    Oshkosh, WI USA
    Aircraft Photos Here
    Railroad Pictures Here

  • #2
    sued Norfolk Southern Corp. Thursday for failing to warn pedestrians that trains travel on tracks.
    "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

    -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'


    • #3
      People these days
      You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes-Finger Eleven


      • #4
        Gee, I always thought that train track separated the good side of town from the bad side of the town.........

        A train's been through here.
        How can you tell?
        It left its' tracks.....


        • #5
          And I thought people in NZ could be stupid. Way to waste a bit of money there.
          Sam Rudge
          A 5D3, some Canon lenses, the Sigma L and a flash


          • #6
            From the Stupid People Files...

            *bumps his head on the table in disbelief*



            • #7
              What an einstein!!!

              A Colombian guy moved by the winds of fate to St. Louis, MO


              • #8
                Trains run on tracks?? Really?