Carol Berman - Long Island Rail Road Gap Accident

Long Island Rail Road Gap Accident

In September 2006, Carol Berman made news when she broke her ankle during a fall into a 10-inch-wide (250 mm) gap between a Long Island Rail Road train and the platform at the LIRR station in Lawrence, New York. The following month, after reading about a Minnesota teenager killed in an August 2006 gap fall and a former Rockette paralyzed in a 2004 fall, she filed a $1 million dollar claim against the Long Island Rail Road and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The lawsuit was settled in January 2009 for $150,000.

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