Ross Feller Casey Files Major Lawsuit In River Line Train Crash Case

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Ross Feller Casey has filed a major wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a Hamilton, N.J. couple killed in a December collision with a River Line train, The Trentonian newspaper reported today.

The lawsuit in the high-profiled case alleges, among other things, that the city of Trenton, state of New Jersey and New Jersey Transit created conditions of "unreasonable risk and harm" that led to the crash that claimed the lives of Herman E. English Jr., 61, and his wife, Constance, 48.

The couple was traveling west on Lalor Street near the Route 129 intersection in a Dec. 14 snowstorm when their rental car collided with a River Line train. Herman English was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife died nine days later from her injuries.

"The conduct of defendants created and allowed there to exist a dangerous condition on the property of the crossing and surrounding roadway at the time of the injury," according to the lawsuit, which also alleges that the New Jersey Transit train failed to "brake properly" and operated it in a way that was "inattentive, and otherwise careless and reckless."

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