That's Him All Over

Posted on December 30, 2011 by


Chicago – In 2008, Hiroyuki Joho, 18,

English: Metra train number 2707 on the Milwau...

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was hurrying in the pouring rain with an umbrella over his head, trying to catch a Metra train, when he was struck by an Amtrak train traveling at more than 70 mph.

A large portion of his body flew about 100 feet onto the southbound platform, where it struck Gayane Zokhrabov, then 58. She was knocked to the ground, her leg and wrist broken and her shoulder injured.

Naturally, Zokhrabov’s suing. Not Amtrak; she’s suing the dead kid. And she’s tenacious – although a Cook County court dismissed the case, she took it to appelate court. And won:

An appeals court rules that Hiroyuki Joho, who was killed at a Chicago Metra station, can be held responsible after a portion of his body struck a woman on the platform.

MaxRedline: That’s Him All Over.

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