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Swiss Railways to compensate elderly man dragged along tracks

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Aug. 14, 2019

The Federal Court has upheld a lower court ruling that Swiss Railways has to pay CHF 35,000 to an 89-year-old man who was pushed in front of a train.

Pixabay Swiss Railways to compensate elderly man dragged along tracks

The incident dates back to 2016 at the Affoltern am Albis station in canton Zurich.

The elderly man was pushed by a drug addict who was mentally ill. Another court sentenced him to a secure treatment centre.

The court ruled railway law made the company liable.

The victim suffered serious injuries when he was dragged several metres along the tracks.

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