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Caution: Do Not Walk on Tracks
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
A Pennsylvania woman who was struck by a train has sued the rail company — for failing to warn her that trains travel on railroad tracks.

Patricia M. Frankhouser filed suit on Nov. 4 seeking damages in excess of $30,000 from Norfolk Southern Corp. (search), according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Last January, Frankhouser was hit by a train as she walked along railroad tracks in her hometown of Jeannette, Pa., a southeastern suburb of Pittsburgh.

Amazingly, she came away from the encounter with only a broken finger, some cuts and, according to the lawsuit, "pain."

Apparently, however, the incident was traumatic enough for her to hire a lawyer.

"Defendant's failure to warn plaintiff of the potential dangers negligently provided plaintiff with the belief she was safe in walking near the train tracks," Frankhouser's suit asserts.

It goes on to state that Norfolk Southern, based in Norfolk, Va., should have posted signs warning passersby "of the dangers of walking near train tracks and that the tracks were actively in use."

Nowhere in the filing does it say whether Frankhouser heard the train coming, why she failed to get out of the way or even whether she was walking alongside or in between the rails.

Her attorney did not return the Tribune-Review's call.
 
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What? They failed to tell people that trains travel on railroad tracks? How negligent can a RR Co. get? :shock: I will tell all my friends so they too won't fall victim. :roll:
 

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Must be she did not observe the "No Trespassing" signs that are posted on railroad properties! She should be cited for this... :shock: Or the RR should sue her for damages to the engine or car along with traumatic experiences for the engineer for hitting the stupid trespassing twit! :twisted:
 

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Must be she did not observe the "No Trespassing" signs that are posted on railroad properties! She should be cited for this... :shock: Or the RR should sue her for damages to the engine or car along with traumatic experiences for the engineer for hitting the stupid trespassing twit! :twisted:
I'll drink to that! :t:
 

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traumatic experiences for the engineer for hitting the stupid trespassing twit!
If I were the engineer( and I am one ) I would make her buy me a new heart, as my last jumped out of my throat and also grabbed the brake handle. :oops: :(
 
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