Crazy Court Stories
One of the many glorious things New York City has to offer is the NYC Subway system. Some people might call it a magical train, taking you from any point in the city to another. Others might loath it for its inefficiency and delays. But, each day millions of New Yorkers ride the subway to get to work, class, the gym, restaurants, and just about anywhere else their hearts desire.
The New York subway system is fraught with possibilities for personal injury. Slips and falls on the stairwells and injuries due to sudden stops are but a few examples of ways to sustain injuries on New York City’s subway system. While derailment is quite rare, it is a possibility and there are several historic events to prove so. In 1991, a drunk motorman raced the train at more than 40 MPH while the speed limit was 10 MPH. The train derailed leaving 200 passengers injured and 5 dead. The driver was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.