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Bedford Hills Widow Suing Metro-North After February Crash

Six people were killed when a Metro-North train crashed Feb. 3 in Valhalla.
Six people were killed when a Metro-North train crashed Feb. 3 in Valhalla. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

BEDFORD, N.Y. - The Bedford Hills widow of a money manager killed in February's Metro-North crash is suing the railroad but not the estate of Ellen Brody the SUV driver at the center of the February crash, according to a story on lohud.com.

Jill Shiner Vandercar, wife of 53-year-old Eric Vandercar, is claiming a dangerous grade crossing, faulty emergency exits and poor decision-making contributed to her husband's death, the story said.

Vandercar, was riding the ill fated Metro-North train Feb. 3 when it crashed into Brody's stopped SUV on the tracks at Commerce Street in Valhalla, the story said.

The lawsuit says “Emergency exits and doors could not be or were difficult to open, trapping passengers within the train and trapping Eric within the train causing his personal injuries and death,” as well as calling attention to the crossing and roadway Commerce Street, the story said.

The crash is one of the deadliest in Metro-North's history, killing six people, including Vandercar and Brody.

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