Some passengers to sue Metro-North over crash - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Bronx derailment

Some passengers to sue Metro-North over crash

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Two passengers injured during the deadly Metro-North train derailment that killed four people are now suing the railroad.

Denise Williams, 55, a dentist and retired Army colonel who served in Desert Storm, was on her way to visit family in New York City Sunday morning. Her lawyer Michael Lamonsoff said she was trapped under debris that came into the car during the crash. At first, doctors thought she would be paralyzed but luckily she will be able to walk again.

He also represents Kelon Macfarlane, a passenger in his 20s who was not hurt as badly but still wants justice from Metro-North.

The union representing the train operator, William Rockefeller, admitted yesterday Rockefeller must have dozed off on while operating the train at a high rate of speed.

The NTSB said the train was going 82 mph in a 30-mph zone near the sharp curve above the Spuyten Duyvil train station in the Bronx.

Metro-North said it has no response to pending litigation.

  • Bronx NewsBronx NewsMore>>

  • Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:36:44 GMT
    Public Advocate Leticia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
    Public Advocate Leticia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
  • NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:09:22 GMT
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
  • Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:47:08 GMT
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices