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New Jersey Transit Lawsuit

New Jersey Transit Slapped with Wrongful Death Suit in Commuter Train Crash

July 2, 2017
The family of a man who was killed by a New Jersey Transit commuter train has filed a wrongful death suit against the agency, alleging that it failed to initiate safety protocols that would have prevented his death.

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was killed in September 2016 when a speeding New Jersey Transit (NJT) commuter train jumped from its tracks to the platform at the Hoboken station. More than 100 others were injured in the accident, news of which made national headlines.

The suit alleges that NJT failed to install on the relevant section of track a safety measure known as “positive train control,” which would have been able to stop the train automatically. The suit alleges negligence of multiple types.

At the time of the accident, the train was traveling at 21 miles per hour, more than twice the allowable speed in a terminal. De Kroon had been on the platform and was killed by a roof that collapse as a result of the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the train crash.

If you’ve been injured in a public transit accident, the expert attorneys at Adams Fietz may be able to help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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