Lawsuit Filed in Bridgeport Train Collision

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 2:18 PM EDT
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Lawsuit Filed in Bridgeport Train Collision

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Emergency workers arrive at the scene of a commuter train collision, Friday, May 17, 2013 in Fairfield, Conn. Two Metro North commuter trains collided during Friday's evening rush hour, sending 60 people to the hospital, including five with critical injuries, Gov. Dannel Malloy said.

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Elizabeth Sorensen, 65, of Mystic, remains in critical condition with a brain injury and multiple bone fractures after two Metro-North trains collided on Friday, May 17, according to her attorneys, and they have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by the Metro-North Railroad.

Attorney Joel Faxon said the suit was filed on Friday in federal court in Bridgeport to gain access to witnesses and allow victims and their families to be involved in the investigation.

He said it was the first federal lawsuit stemming from the May 17 crash near Bridgeport that injured more than 70 people.

Sorensen was traveling form Grand Central Station in New York to New Haven when the crash happened, according to the law firm.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is looking in a section of track that was recently repaired but has not determined the cause.

A Metro-North spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a message to the Associated Press.
 

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