Pleasantville’s own Linda Misek-Falkoff is suing Metro-North over a problematic train crossing spot where she says she was trapped between the arm that descends when the train is coming (to her rear) and the tracks.
The crossing in question is Green Lane in Bedford Hills, where two cars were struck last year after the drivers’ GPS devices instructed them to drive onto the tracks.
Misek-Falkoff’s incident occurred in 2004, reports the Journal News, and she was not struck by the train. But she says she was frightened by the incident.
“I was almost killed by a train there when I say that a gate fell on my side,” she told the Journal News.
Weird wording, huh? She says “I say that a gate fell on my side,” as opposed to, simply, directly, “a gate fell on my side.”
Misek-Falkoff is representing herself in the case, which typically means either the plaintiff is an excellent attorney or may be a bit peculiar.
According to the Journal News:
The case is due July 13 in state Supreme Court. Last month, state Supreme Court Justice Francis Nicolai dismissed several claims made by Misek-Falkoff, who is acting as her own attorney.
But Nicolai left in place the “claims for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium.” Misek-Falkoff’s husband, Adin Falkoff, is listed as a co-plaintiff.
Misek-Falkoff is sad that she can no longer shop in Mt. Kisco and Bedford because she’s afraid to cross the tracks.
“I can’t shop up there, I can’t go to Katonah,” she said. “I can’t go through there. I’m really having a very hard time with it.”
[image: Journal News]