Wow oh wow!
For those of you that think you’re in the clear in the afterlife guess again. An appeals court in Illinois has determined that the estate of a teenager killed by a train in 2008 can be held liable for injuries caused to a bystander who was struck by his body parts.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Hiroyuki Joho, 18, was struck by a southbound Amtrak train that was traveling at 70mph as he was trying to catch a Metra train. It was then a significant amount of his body went flying in the air, striking 58 year old, Gayane Zokhrabov, while she was waiting for the train to go to work.
Initially, a Cook County judge dismissed the suit against Joho’s estate, but was recently appealed in a state appeals court. Leslie Rosen, the attorney handling the appeal for Zokhrabov, stated, “If you do something as stupid as this guy did, you have to be responsible for what comes from it.”
This “guy” was an eighteen year old…a teenager. You would think she could choose better words.
I guess we all have to be prepared for ANY situation.
Thank goodness for insurance!
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