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Injured Passenger Sues Metro-North After Derailment

Rail workers inspect the area of the train derailment and collision along the Bridgeport-Fairfield border.
Rail workers inspect the area of the train derailment and collision along the Bridgeport-Fairfield border. Photo Credit: NTSB via Flickr

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A passenger who was seriously hurt in last week's train crash on the Bridgeport-Fairfield border filed a lawsuit Friday against Metro-North Railroad, The Hartford Courant reported .

Metro-North caused the crash through its negligence, said the suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport by Elizabeth and Peter Sorensen of Mystic. The lawsuit does not provide specific allegations.

On May 17, the eastbound 4:41 p.m. train from Grand Central Terminal derailed just east of the Fairfield station. The westbound 5:35 p.m. train from New Haven struck the side of the eastbound train.

Elizabeth Sorensen, 65, was a passenger on the train returning to Connecticut and is one of three injured people still in a hospital.

She suffered severe fractures to her legs, arm and pelvis, sustained brain trauma and has undergone multiple surgeries, the lawsuit said. Sorenson is expected to remain hospitalized for several months, her lawyer said.

Read the full article at The Hartford Courant's website .

The investigation into the cause of the crash has focused on a broken rail joint. Read more about the latest developments on The Daily Voice website .

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