A 31-year old woman who lost both her legs when she was run over by a train in the Old Port is suing the Old Port and Canadian National for half-a-million dollars.
Pritie Patel was with three friends last year, when they found their way out of the Old Port blocked by a train which had stopped on the tracks.
They were trying to reach their car which had been parked on de la Commune.
In the suit, Patel claims a guard suggested that they climb over at their own risk and as they did the train started rolling, and Patel slipped and fell beneath the wheels.
Patel says the railroad was negligent because there was no indication that the train would start moving, and the Old Port was also responsible because the security guard did not warn them that the train might start to move.
The accident happened on June12th last year.
Patel is seeking $510,000 compensation.