Delaware County man’s estate files wrongful death suit against SEPTA

    A complaint has been filed on behalf of a Delaware County man who died on a SEPTA train nearly two years ago.

    The estate of Peter J. Yeremian has filed a wrongful death suit, PlanPhilly reports, for the 25-year-old’s Jan. 29, 2010 death aboard the Norristown High Speed Line.

    According to the complaint, Yeremian staggered onto the train and took a seat, and then couldn’t be awakened by SEPTA employees 40 minutes later. A dispatcher told the conductor to continue normal train operations. Yeremian was found dead in his seat at the 69th Street Terminal about an hour and 20 minutes after he boarded.

    Yeremian’s estate says SEPTA should have stopped the train when the conductor noticed his trouble, and the suit calls for at least $750,000 in damages.

    Feed the Feed: How big a role should transit conductors play when they notice something amiss with a passenger?

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