A Goshen, New York man has sued Amtrak for injuries he sustained in last week’s crash.
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday by lawyers for Michael Walsh.
The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages said Walsh was in the train’s first car returning to New York from a business trip to Washington.
It said he suffered multiple fractures and other severe injuries in the May 12 derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.
The lawsuit said Walsh is entitled to punitive damages because Amtrak’s conduct was “outrageous, willful and grossly reckless.”
A message requesting comment from Amtrak was not immediately returned. Amtrak has not commented on other lawsuits.
Federal investigators say they aren’t sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
An FBI spokesman says agents performed forensic work on the locomotive Monday, days after the May 12 derailment that killed 8 people and injured dozens.
The FBI says it has ruled out that the windshield was struck by a firearm but is still investigating whether the train was hit by another object.
The National Transportation Safety Board says an assistant conductor told investigators she heard the Amtrak engineer talking to a regional rail train engineer and both said their trains had been hit.
Investigators say dispatch tapes didn’t have any communication from the Amtrak engineer reporting that his train had been struck.
Federal investigators say they’re months away from determining the probable cause of a deadly Amtrak train derailment last week in Philadelphia.
The National Transportation Safety Board says any other reports on the crash that killed 8 people and injured dozens are “pure speculation.”
Investigators have said the train was traveling over 100 mph just before it entered a curve where the speed limit is 50 mph.
The FBI has been called in to investigate whether the locomotive’s windshield was hit by an object before the derailment.
Amtrak resumed service Monday between Philadelphia and New York City.
Four passengers and a train conductor sued Amtrak over the crash Monday. The railroad has said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
One of the conductors aboard the Amtrak train that derailed last week in Philadelphia has sued the rail carrier.
Emilio Fonseca, of Kearny, New Jersey, filed the lawsuit Monday in Newark. It seeks unspecified damages.
The complaint accuses Amtrak of “negligence and carelessness” in the May 12 derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200.
Fonseca’s attorney, Bruce Nagel, says he suffered broken bones and head trauma and is still hospitalized in Philadelphia.
The Amtrak train from Washington to New York derailed as it passed through Philadelphia. Investigators have said the train was traveling over 100 mph just before it entered a curve where the speed limit is 50 mph.
Four passengers have also sued Amtrak, which has said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
Hundreds of mourners have gathered in New Jersey at the funeral of a food safety executive killed in the Amtrak train derailment last week.
Robert Gildersleeve’s children read letters that they had written to him as mourners remembered his humor and love for his family.
NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1EXXs7E) that 16-year-old daughter Ryan Gildersleeve says that she loved her father “more than words” and that she felt lucky to have traveled the world with him.
His 13-year-old son, Marc, says that writing the letter was very emotional for him but that it was easy to remember the memories they made together.
Gildersleeve worked for Ecolab for 22 years and lived near Baltimore. He formerly lived in New Jersey.
President Barack Obama has paused in Philadelphia to thank the city and its rescue workers for their response to the Amtrak derailment.
Obama arrived aboard Air Force One and stopped briefly to talk and shake hands with Mayor Michael Nutter and other city officials at Philadelphia International Airport. He then boarded a Marine helicopter bound for Camden, New Jersey, where he planned to make a speech about improving local policing.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz says the visit was planned to thank fire, police and other emergency officials for their quick action to save lives and treat the wounded after last week’s fatal train wreck.
Friends and relatives are remembering a New York City real estate executive’s caring, ebullient spirit as they mourn her death in last week’s Amtrak crash.
Laura Finamore’s funeral was being held Monday at a church in Queens. The 47-year-old was one of eight people killed when a Washington-to-New York Amtrak train derailed Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
Friend Maria Pitsironis tells WCBS-AM (http://cbsloc.al/1Pu7kjC) Finamore was “full of love” and “very expressive in her words and her motions.”
Finamore’s family said in a statement her smile could “light up a room” and called her laughter infectious. They say she was always there for others who needed her.
Finamore was a managing director at Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate firm. She graduated from George Washington University.
Two cousins from Spain, a New York City advertising executive and a New Jersey woman are among passengers suing over injuries from last week’s Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.
Lawyers Robert Mongeluzzi and Thomas Kline blame the engineer for excessive speed and Amtrak for failing to have a system in place to override human error.
The injured plaintiffs include 64-year-old Felicidad Redondo Iban, who lawyers say had her right arm nearly severed, and her cousin 55-year-old Maria Jesus Redondo Iban, whose injuries they say include lacerations, bruises and post-traumatic stress.
The other plaintiffs announced Monday include ad executive Daniel Armyn, who had three broken ribs, lost teeth and tore ligaments in his knee, and Amy Miller of Princeton, who suffered a concussion and back injuries.
Amtrak has said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.
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