Lacey McLaughlin Jul. 22, 2015, 6:56pm


PHILADELPHIA - A passenger on an Amtrak train that derailed is suing the transportation company over injuries she sustained in the accident. 

Denmark resident Dorthe Madsen filed a lawsuit on July 6 in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania against the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, also known as Amtrak, for negligence and misconduct.

According to the filing, the plaintiff was aboard Amtrak Regional Train 188 on May 12 when the train derailed, causing one car to flip and several others to be flown their sides. The accident killed eight passengers and injured more than 200.

The plaintiff was allegedly violently thrown inside the car and suffered serious and disabling injuries. The filing claims that the plaintiff’s injuries are a result of the train traveling at an outrageously fast speed of 106 miles per hour as it rounded a dangerous turn. 

The plaintiff seeks a judgment in her favor for an unspecified amount of damages including court costs and attorney’s fees. She is represented by Marc Weingarten of the Locks Law Firm. 

U.S. District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania case number: 2:15-cv-03735-LDD

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