A City IT worker who lost both of his legs after falling through the gap between train and platform on his commute home is suing for almost £2 million in damages.
Did a carriage floor give way?
Abellio is fighting the claim, arguing it had put in place adequate safety measures including regular announcements, platform markings, and an on-board warning to passengers to “take care when departing”.
Wait, why would that be relevant?
Derek O’Sullivan QC, for Abellio, suggested Mr Robinson was “completely distracted” at the time of the accident because of his lost ticket.
“The fact remains that you went and walked up to a moving train and stood on the platform edge as it was moving,” he said.
Case closed. Or, it should be…
But who wants to bet that he won’t win? So remember this when your fares go up again.