Thursday, 26 February 2009
Man hit by New York subway train after drunken night out he doesn't remember awarded £1.6m for losing leg
A Brooklyn man who was drunk when he fell into the path of a subway train and lost part of his leg has been awarded $2.3million (£1.6million) by a jury.
Dustin Dibble, who reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, has admitted that he was so drunk he doesn't even remember the incident at the Union Square subway station in April 2006.
But Dibble's lawyer argued in court that the driver had time to stop the train when he saw the 25-year-old lying on the tracks 55 metres away - and the jury agreed, assigning most of the blame to New York City Transit.