MTA Worker Sustains Back Injury After Train Accident In Manhattan Tunnel After Two Trains Collide In East River Subway Tunnel
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (December 28, 2017) – An MTA worker was seriously injured when two trains collided by 53rd and Lexington Avenue Station in Manhattan and Roosevelt Island.
Authorities are saying that E and M collided in the Manhattan tunnel for reasons that are still being investigated.
The MTA worker was carried out on a stretcher to the Bellevue Hospital Center in serious condition with a back injury.
An investigation into the train collision in the subway tunnel by Lexington Avenue Station in Manhattan and Roosevelt Island remains ongoing.
LIABILITY IN MTA TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Generally speaking, the MTA has a responsibility to operate their trains in a reasonably safe manner in order to prevent accidents. If the MTA does not take reasonable safety precautions and causes an accident, they may be held liable. If an MTA worker is injured during a train accident, they will typically be entitled to worker’s compensation. Moreover, any injured worker may also be entitled to file a third party liability claim against any other entities responsible for their injuries. This may include claims against the manufacturer of the component parts of the train if they malfunction.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the train collision accident in the tunnel by 53rd and Lexington Avenue that injured an MTA worker. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the man that was injured as he continues to recover. Worker safety must always be the top priority for the MTA. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There needs to be steps taken in order to help prevent a similar accident from happening in the future. If you were a witness to this accident, then please contact the New York Police Department as they continue their investigation.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an MTA train accident, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced MTA train accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.