Metro North derailment victim files $100 million lawsuit

Marcus Solis reports on Metro North victim who foregives car conductor but nonetheless is suing Metro North.
April 9, 2014 1:56:55 PM PDT
Metro-North is the target of a $100 million lawsuit filed by an employee paralyzed in December's deadly train derailment in the Bronx.

Samuel Rivera announce the lawsuit at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, where he has been for three months undergoing treatment.

The December 1 crash near Spuyten Duyvil left Rivera, who was off-duty, a quadriplegic.

Four people were killed and another 100 injured.

Samuel River's lawyer says Rivera, who was heading into Manhattan to spend the day with his son, has extraordinary medical needs from his injuries.

It was the second lawsuit to be filed over the derailment. Last Friday, Eddie Russell, a retired police officer, sued Metro-North for $10 million.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs Metro-North, declined to comment on the lawsuits.