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Some passengers to sue Metro-North over crash

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Two passengers injured during the deadly Metro-North train derailment that killed four people are now suing the railroad.

Denise Williams, 55, a dentist and retired Army colonel who served in Desert Storm, was on her way to visit family in New York City Sunday morning. Her lawyer Michael Lamonsoff said she was trapped under debris that came into the car during the crash. At first, doctors thought she would be paralyzed but luckily she will be able to walk again.

He also represents Kelon Macfarlane, a passenger in his 20s who was not hurt as badly but still wants justice from Metro-North.

The union representing the train operator, William Rockefeller, admitted yesterday Rockefeller must have dozed off on while operating the train at a high rate of speed.

The NTSB said the train was going 82 mph in a 30-mph zone near the sharp curve above the Spuyten Duyvil train station in the Bronx.

Metro-North said it has no response to pending litigation.

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