OC Transpo tragedy in 2013: VIA Rail continues the City of Ottawa for $ 4 million

matin-18-septembre-2013-collisionVIA Rail continues the City of Ottawa for $ 4 million, two years after the terrible accident that left six dead and 34 wounded at the crossing near the Fallowfield station.

The Crown corporation claiming this amount to compensate for lost business, temporary cessation of its activities, and medical treatment for his two locomotive engineers, also injured in this terrible collision.

VIA Rail points to the City and its employee, the driver of the double-decker bus, David Woodward, also died.

According to VIA, the driver and the City were negligent by both maintenance and training as driving “careless” Mr. Woodward, who hit the train, to 8:47, September 18, 2013.

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