Suit Filed After Caltrain Death ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Suit Filed After Caltrain Death

Jorge Guillermo Avila, 58, died after he was running alongside the southbound Caltrain arriving at the San Bruno station when he was struck on July 24, 2005. Nine siblings and step-siblings are suing the operator of the commuter rail for alleged negligence in a wrongful death case. Investigators have ruled AvilaĆ¢€™s death an accident. The siblings are seeking $47,079 for medical expenses and $12,319 to cover burial and funeral costs in addition to unspecified damages for loss of love, companionship and solace, according to the lawsuit. The siblings argue that passenger walkways at the San Bruno station were dangerous and defective and allowed pedestrians to walk too close to approaching trains.

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