Mississippi Woman Sues RR for injuries while taking pictures.
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The lady was trespassing on the railroad tracks themselves when she was almost killed and has the audacity to sue for her stupidity. This one is as bad as the McDonald's coffee farse. The problem if she gets a judge or a jury that sees her side the railroad will be in big trouble. Don Mills
5a. Ms - Woman sues RR for injuries while taking pictures
Posted by: "Gary R. Kazin" gkazin at yahoo.com gkazin
Date: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:48 am ((PST))
Woman sues RR for injuries while taking pictures
JACKSON, Miss. - Helen Gable was taking pictures on the railroad tracks in Tupelo in 2006 when a train nearly cut off her leg as she tried to get out of the way.
Gable and her husband are suing the railroad company for nearly $6 million.
Gable says the company should have posted trespassing signs to keep people away.
The lawsuit also claims the train was exceeding federal speed limits and that a cable was hanging off the side and cut her.
BNSF Railway Company spokeswoman Suann Lundsberg said the company is investigating and is sympathetic to Gable's injuries, but "she admits in her lawsuit filing that she was trespassing" to take photos on the track.
Lundsberg also said BNSF has equipment that detects if something is hanging or dragging from a train.
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