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An appeals court in Illinois has ruled that a man killed by a train while he crossed the tracks can be held responsible for a bystander’s injury. The court ruled that the deceased man can be held responsible for one of his limbs striking and injuring a bystander at a Chicago Metra station.

Hiroyuki Joho, 18, was rushing in the pouring rain with an umbrella covering his head to catch a Metra train back in 2008 when he was struck and killed by an Amtrak train that was traveling higher than 70 mph at the time.

  
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There are some witnesses who say Joho was smiling when the train hit him. The southbound platform is where a large portion of his body landed, which is 100 feet from where he was hit. A piece of his body hit Gayane Zokhrabov. The impact caused Zokhrabov to be knocked to the ground, breaking her leg and wrist and injuring her shoulder.

An appellate court overruled a judge from Cook County, who said that Joho could not anticipate the injuries of Zokhrabov. Leslie Rosen handled the appeal for Zokhrabov, who said the following:

“If you do something as stupid as this guy did, you have to be responsible for what comes from it,” she said.

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