Injuries from Fare Gates

I met someone recently who sustained serious injury as a result of a fare gate that had been open suddenly slamming shut on her. Has anyone else experienced injury from the gates or heard of any reported incidents? I saw a post from 2007 basically complaining of the same type of injury.

Anyone have/hear of similar occurances?

Train Operator since 2003's picture

Did you read the responses from back then as well?

It comes down to your friend somehow didn't process through the gate correctly. If the gate shut on them but didn't shut on the people behind them then there is no evidence to say the gate was defective. The preponderance of others safely passing through the same gate at the time suggests your friend walked into the closed gate. No case because It's the same as trying to sue the city for walking into a lamp post.

T/O

Train Operator since 2003's picture

Update... I know of a B.A.R.T.Manager that the gates closed upon his leg and it required hospitalization thus paperwork. Proof now exists, a good lawyer just has to find it.

T/O