Another Voice: Freight rail is a lurking hazard for Buffalo

Another Voice: Freight rail is a lurking hazard for Buffalo
Another Voice: Freight rail is a lurking hazard for Buffalo
[Two dead and hundreds injured in early morning Amtrak crash near Columbia, S.C.]

“Michael B. Cella, ” . . . was forced to endure the horrendous fear of his pending demise as the Amtrak Train approached the deadly collision point thereby giving rise to great conscious pain and suffering in the moments prior to the collision and subsequently suffered a wrongful death as a result of his fatal wounds suffered in the alleged incident,” the suit reads.

The suit asks for damages in excess of $15,000.
“Our family has received many media inquiries, and we respectfully ask that you honor our privacy while we grieve and bury my husband and our children’s father,” Christine Cella said in a statement released by her lawyer, Howard A. Spier. “One never completely heals from this kind of loss, but we look forward to joining others as passionate advocates in holding railroads and our nation’s transportation system accountable for the safety of passengers, crews, and communities.”
Another Voice: Freight rail is a lurking hazard for Buffalo
Another Voice: Freight rail is a lurking hazard for Buffalo

The impact of the crash was so intense it moved the empty freight train 15 feet from where it was parked. The Amtrak train was traveling down the main track when it was diverted to a side track because a railroad switch was locked in the wrong position.




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