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    One Person Hurt After LIRR Train Collides with Car

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train was recently involved in an accident in Patchogue when it struck a car. It was the second LIRR accident in the span of just two days, and has brought even more attention to the recent calls for new amendments to federal legislation that would greatly improve the safety […]

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    Appeals Court Reverses Ruling in Favor of Injured Passenger in Train Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision made by the Appellate Division, First Department to apply res ipsa loquitur in a case involving a Metro-North Railroad train’s swinging ceiling door that reportedly injured a passenger. The passenger, who was at one time an administrator at the Montefiore Medical Center located in Yonkers, claims to […]

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    Lawmakers Propose Use of New Technology to Prevent Further Metro North Accidents

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney from the 18th district of New York is pushing for the use of new technology in the state’s mass transit system to prevent further accidents like the deadly Metro North crash that took place in early February. He and Rep. Nita Lowey of the 17th district have been working on a […]

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