Teen who lost legs in train accident is suing


A Georgia teen is suing a railroad company and its operators after he was run over by a train and lost part of his legs.

On March 2, 17-year-old Jacob Ohl was walking along railroad tracks in Lilburn when he was struck by an oncoming train. Allegedly, the train did not have a working camera, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Ohl is suing the railroad company, CSX, and operators Derrick Tyrone Marshall and Clifton Edward Martin, who were operating the train at the time, for compensation in the life-altering event brought about by his significant injuries.

In the lawsuit, the teen claims the conductor never blew the train’s horn to alert him, as he was wearing headphones, and that there was no fencing nor were there warning signs for pedestrians.

Also stated in the lawsuit, the engineer and conductor spotted Ohl about 1,000 feet before hitting him, but the train didn’t come to a complete stop until a half a mile after the horrific accident.

Ohl called 911 after being hit. Once at the hospital, he was forced to amputate both of his legs beneath the knee in order to survive.

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