LAWSUIT OVER TRAIN ACCIDENT
SMRT, LTA may not pursue costs if teenage train accident victim doesn't appeal
Insurers for rail operator, authority open to talks on costs of over $200k
Published on Jan 14, 2014 7:48 AM
INSURERS of rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said they may not pursue more than $200,000 in trial costs from the Thai teenager who lost both legs in a train accident.
That is, if she does not appeal against the High Court's decision.
Nitcharee Peneakchanasak, 17, saw her bid to claim $3.4 million in damages over an April 2011 accident at Ang Mo Kio station dismissed by Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy.
In an 81-page judgment released earlier this month, he said SMRT and the LTA were not at fault after she fell onto the tracks and was hit by a train pulling in - leading to one leg being severed and the other being amputated.
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