An Alabama resident, who claims that she broke her leg while riding the escalator at the Five Points MARTA station in Atlanta, is suing the transit agency and seeking punitive damages. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Patricia Weeks suffered from injuries after an escalator at the Five Points station suddenly ran in reverse, causing passengers to fall on the landing below.
This is not the only lawsuit that MARTA is currently facing. As we reported in an earlier blog post, a family recently filed a wrongful death suit against MARTA after their 14-year-old son was killed at the Five Points Station on New Year's Eve. The lawsuit alleges that MARTA security guards were negligent and that the victim died as a result of that negligence.