Husband: Wife isn’t to blame for Metro-North crash

The husband of the woman at the center of the deadly Metro-North crash in Valhalla last year says he is confident that a lawsuit he plans to file Wednesday will show his wife wasn't to blame.



On Feb. 3, 2015, Ellen Brody drove onto the tracks and stopped as the warning arms came down. Moments later, she pulled forward and was T-boned by the train. The collision caused an explosion and the electrified rail to enter the front car, killing five people inside, as well as Brody.



Alan Brody says he will file a lawsuit Wednesday against Metro-North, Westchester County, the town of Mount Pleasant and others, claiming poor warning signage is responsible for all six deaths.



He says he has no idea why his wife ended up at the Commerce Street intersection heading north when she was trying to go south to Scarsdale, but he said he can easily explain what happened at the crossing.



"My wife's a victim, there's no other way about it. She was completely unaware she was on a railroad track," he says.



Brody says he understands people want an explanation about what happened and they want a villain. He says the villain is the system and not his wife.



 


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