DANBURY, Conn. -- The widow of Aditya Tomar, a Danbury man who was killed after a Metro-North train slammed into an SUV that was on the tracks in Valhalla, N.Y., has plans to sue the railroad, Mount Pleasant and Westchester County for $25 million, reported NBCConnecticut.com.
Tomar was one of six people killed in the Feb. 3 collision. He was a vice president and technologist in J.P. Morgan's Asset Management Division in New York City and was on his way home from work when the accident occurred.
According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of his wife and estate, Tomar suffered burns, fractures to his skull, ribs and extremities and cuts to his brain, heart and lungs, reported NBCConnecticut.com. The suit says he suffered mental and physical pain prior to this death, NBC reported. He was a passenger in the first car of the train that derailed.
The lawsuit says the railroad, the county and the town were negligent in installing adequate brakes on the train; ensuring the train's engineer was alert and awake; monitoring the safety of area residents traveling by; changing traffic patterns for the railroad crossing; and more, according to NBCConnecticut.com.
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