More Breaking News: Trains travel on railroad tracks!

Last week we learned that gamers indeed prefer video games over television.  This week we learn railroad trains do actually travel on railroad tracks from a Pennsylvanian woman who learned the hard way while walking along said tracks.  Now she’s suing the railroad company for not informing her of this fact prior to her incident with an oncoming train.

Woman struck by train sues railroad – PittsburghLive.com

Patricia M. Frankhouser, of 910 Scott Ave., is seeking an unspecified amount in excess of $30,000 from the Norfolk, Va., rail transport company for the Jan. 6 incident that left her with a broken finger, cuts on her hand and pain, according to the suit.

Greensburg attorney Harry F. Smail Jr., who represents Frankhouser, didn’t return a call seeking comment.

Within the filing, he argues that the railroad was negligent for failing to post signs warning “of the dangers of walking near train tracks and that the tracks were actively in use.”

According to the suit, Frankhouser was walking along the tracks near Seventh and Eighth streets in Jeannette.

“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,” the suit states.

3 thoughts on “More Breaking News: Trains travel on railroad tracks!

  1. If they do put up warning signs for people like this woman, they should probably have a picture of a choo-choo rushing by with a really angry expression on his face.

    Some years ago, I was visiting a boatbuilder near Mendocino, California, and he told me disgustedly that regulations now made it mandatory for him, on all his beautiful handmade rowboats, to mount large signs just below the gunwales amidships, port and starboard, with the legend:  Not A Step.  Probably some litigious landlubber had stepped on the edge of a boat, capsized it and fallen into the water, and sued.

    Perhaps a better sign for the boats would be: Warning. Water is Extremely Wet.  Attempting to Breathe Underwater Can Result in Impaired Lung Function.

  2. dude there is more than a 1000 car rental agencies in Antalya , not to mention that i doubt any one around this blog would go around earth to go to the beach in Turkey (they have Hawaii)
    try to spam a German or Russian blog ,ok

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