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Lawsuit: Train that crashed also overshot previous station

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 23, 2017 5:58 PM
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In this photo released via Twitter by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Rick Downs takes measurements at scene of a commuter rail accident Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Upper Darby, Pa. An inbound train crashed into the rear of the parked train, pictured, at the suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)


(Philadelphia) -- A man who was among dozens injured when a commuter train crashed at a suburban Philadelphia terminal is suing the rail company, alleging that the train also overshot a previous station before the accident.

Passenger Derrell Robbson filed suit against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Company on Wednesday. He says it displayed carelessness when the train smashed into a parked train at the station with such force that it buckled the floors of both cars and injured more than 30 riders.

Twenty-six-year-old Robbson said in a lawsuit that he suffered a head injury as a result of Tuesday's accident at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby. His lawyers say he was treated at a nearby hospital and released.

The rail company declined comment, citing an ongoing federal investigation.

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