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Woman struck by train sues railroad

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    :rolleyes:

    Woman struck by train sues railroad
    By Matthew Junker

    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.
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    What a society we live in when you can sue for being a dumbarse.
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    It seems to pay well...
  4. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    dam and all this time ive been trying not to be a dumb a** :rolleyes:
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Coulda fooled me... :D

    j/k of course...
  6. SoTex

    SoTex Giddy Up

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    Hopefully, she has not/will not grace the world with any of her offspring...
  7. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    gotta find a dumb a** way to fudge up myself and get paid [IMG]
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    If you really are in TJ it shouldn't be hard to find a way :D
  9. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    very true btu i dont mean that kind of fudged up way i mean 100 millions dollars fudged up (like slipping on wet floor or dropping the coffee on myself, etc)

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