California woman tragically tried to board an Austrian train that was moving - her legs were run over and she lost both of them.
I myself on occasion have dashed and hopped on a moving train and realize how stupid this was - a little slip on something, etc and tragedies like this can happen.
And what happens in Austria or Europe stays in Europe - the gal tried to sue the Austrian Railways in U.S. courts under the reasoning that she bought a Eurailpass online from a Massachusetts travel agency and they did not warn her no did the info on the pass of such possibilities.
I feel really sorry for this lady but caveat emptor - do something silly and face the consequences (I do not begrudge her trying to sue the railways and the article does not go into why the railways could have been liable - perhaps because the doors should close before the train takes off as is the cituation in some countries and probably a good idea in light of such tragedies.
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