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Suing Conductor Suffers Broken Neck, Back in Deadly Amtrak Derailment

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    Suing Conductor Suffers Broken Neck, Back in Deadly Amtrak Derailment

    The lawyer for the lead conductor on the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last week says his client suffered a broken neck, broken back and other serious injuries. Brian Thompson reports. (Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015)

    The lawyer for the lead conductor on the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last week says his client suffered a broken neck, broken back and other serious injuries.

    Emilio Fonseca, of Kearny, has sued Amtrak, claiming negligence and carelessness on the part of the rail carrier. Eight people were killed in the May 12 derailment and more than 200 injured.

    Attorney Bruce Nagel says that Fonseca was in the first car of the train at the time of the derailment. He was in a bathroom at the time, which likely saved his life.

    Nagel said Fonseca managed to get out of the train and remembers standing in a field, telling people to watch out for electrical wires.

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    Nagel said Fonseca hasn't spoken with investigators yet, and could be hospitalized for several more weeks.