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Network Rail facing damages claim after fatal accident

Network Rail facing damages claim after fatal accident

A claim for personal injury compensation is being made against Network Rail by a man after an accident in a public place resulted in three of his family members dying.

Donald Mackay's parents and uncle passed away in September 2009 when the car they were travelling in was hit by a train at the Halkirk open crossing and he claims the negligence of the firm is responsible for their deaths.

Mr Mackay believes Network Rail - which runs and maintains more than 20,000 miles of track across the UK - had not put sufficient measures in place to prevent such an incident from occurring.

"Network Rail don't seem to put any priority on implementing safety measures ... as soon as my parents and uncle were dead they put up LED lights, but where were they before?," he was quoted by the John O'Groat Journal as saying.

As a result, he is now seeking damages from the organisation.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas