Several Amtrak passengers file lawsuits after derailment

Written by The Associated Press | May 18, 2015 12:30 PM
Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia

Photo by AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek

(Undated)  -- 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 announcedtoday 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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