CASE AGAINST NEW YORK TRANSIT AUTHORITY
NEW YORK, NY, OCT. 26, 2016 — After a five-week trial in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, a jury of 5 women and 1 man ruled today against the New York City Transit Authority and awarded Michael Dion $10,343,655 for injuries associated with an accident that occurred December 10, 2010. Dion, a marketing executive, who fell between the #4 subway train and the platform at the Union Square station was nearly crushed to death by a “gap filler” that struck him 167 times before it was stopped by an electrician who happened to be at the station.
“Michael is relieved that the ordeal of the last six years is finally over,” Jay W. Dankner, Mr. Dion’s lawyer said. “I hope that the jury’s verdict today will make the NYC Transit Authority recognize that passenger safety is their most important priority and that the dangerous condition that exists at the Union Square – 14th Street station will be rectified.
“My client,” he added, “still suffers from both the physical and psychological residuals and effects of what happened to him that night.”