Most Maryland residents have no doubt heard about the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia that occurred on May 12. The derailment resulted in eight people being killed and more than 200 people suffering injuries. Lawsuits are now starting to be filed by some victims, including one on May 19 by an Amtrak conductor who received severe injuries and who remains in critical condition.
The 33-year-old employee is alleging negligence on Amtrak's part, and he is reportedly asking for unspecified damages. The man was taking a break from his duties in the first car when the accident occurred, and he reported that the train suddenly moved forward before crashing. The conductor suffered two broken shoulders and a broken neck and back and is one of several people still in critical condition after the crash.