Matt Hughes Suing Train Operator After Being Hit By Train
Matt Hughes was nearly killed by being hit by a train in 2017. Now, it has been reported that he is looking to sue the operator of that train.
Hughes is a former welterweight champion, and UFC Hall of Famer. Therefore, it was a shock when news broke that he had been struck by a train, while in his vehicle. Subsequently, he was in a coma for a bit, before coming to and making an emotional comeback.
Now, just over two years after the accident, it was reported by MMAFighting that Hughes intends to sue the operator of the train that hit him. The report states that he filed a suit to Montgomery County Circuit Court, in June. Additionally, the report has Hughes’ estranged wife as a co-plaintiff.
According to the report, both parties are looking to receive $50,000 each, from the Norfolk Southern Railway. Hughes claims that the employees working on the train car failed to properly notify people of the danger of the oncoming train.
However, the railway company alleges that they had proper warnings of the danger. Moreover they say that Hughes failed to stop his vehicle at a safe distance from the tracks. The Norfolk Southern Railway has requested a jury hearing, as well as requesting the case be dismissed.
However, according to Hughes, he has lost a significant amount money from lack of work, and medical expenses. Additionally, the claim is that Hughes suffered serious changes in his personality, due to the brain damage suffered, resulting in damages to family relations.
It will be interesting to see how this lawsuit goes for Matt Hughes. Stay tuned to MiddleEasy for more developments, as the suit develops.