$100M Lawsuit Filed in Deadly New York Metro-North Derailment

April 10, 2014

A Metro-North employee paralyzed in the deadly train derailment in the Bronx has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the railroad.

Metro North train derailment. Photo: NTSB
Metro North train derailment. Photo: NTSB

Samuel Rivera’s lawyer told the Daily News that his client has extraordinary medical needs as a result of his injuries.

Rivera, who off-duty, was aboard the Manhattan-bound train on Dec. 1 when it derailed. Four people were killed and 70 others were injured.

Rivera was heading into the city to spend the day with his son.

It was the second lawsuit to be filed over the deadly accident.

Last Friday, Eddie Russell, a retired NYPD police officer, sued Metro-North for $10 million.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority declined to comment on the suits.

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