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Couple Sues Metro-North For $10 Million Over Fairfield Derailment

A Derby couple is suing Metro-North for $10 million as a result of a derailment near Fairfield last year.
A Derby couple is suing Metro-North for $10 million as a result of a derailment near Fairfield last year. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department Facebook Page

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A couple from Derby filed a law suit against Metro-North Railroad for $10 million on Friday as a result of the derailment near Fairfield last year, according to the New Haven Register.

Lina Pacelli and her husband, Francesco Pacelli, are suing the commuter rail after Lina Pacelli suffered a compression fracture during the derailment and required surgery, the New Haven Register reported.

The Pacellis' attorney also said she suffers from post-traumatic stress because of the derailment and is now fearful of traveling by rail, the New Haven Register said.

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