Civil Plaintiff

$10M Verdict for Man Hurt in Washington Amtrak Derailment

A jury has awarded more than $10 million to a man who was seriously hurt when an Amtrak train derailedbetween Tacoma and Olympia in 2017.

Donnell Linton, 47 of Renton, is one of many passengers of Amtrak Cascades 501 who sued Amtrak after the train left the tracks and some of its cars crashed onto the freeway below. Three died and dozens were injured.

Jurors issued the verdict in Linton’s favor Tuesday in in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, The News Tribune reported.

An Amtrak spokesperson declined to comment about the decision.

Linton and his son were traveling to Oregon to visit Linton’s newborn grandchild when the train derailed Dec. 18, 2017, one of his attorneys, David Beninger, said.

Read the source article at oregonlive.com

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