Woman hurt in NJ Transit crash settles for $1.5 million
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman injured in the fatal crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016 has settled a lawsuit for $1.5 million.
LaTonya Story was aboard the train that crashed at Hoboken Terminal, killing one and injuring more than 100 others.
Her lawsuit said she suffered injuries to her spine and is unable to work, partly due to a separate blood disorder that was affected by her injuries.
The train failed to stop in time as it reached the terminal. The accident was blamed on the train engineer’s undiagnosed sleep disorder.
Story boarded the train in Rockland County, New York, where she lives. NJ Transit operated the train in cooperation with Metro-North Railroad, which will cover the settlement.
The settlement was first reported by the New Jersey Law Journal.