High Court rules in favour of SMRT, LTA in Thai teenager's lawsuit

High Court rules in favour of SMRT, LTA in Thai teenager's lawsuit

But Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy, in an 81-page written judgment released on Thursday, dismissed her claim. He found that the Ang Mo Kio MRT station was "reasonably safe" at the time she was injured and so, the defendants are not liable in negligence for those injuries.

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About the case:

Nitcharee Peneakchanasak, then 14, was on a month-long holiday in Singapore and taking English classes here when she fell onto the tracks at Ang Mo Kio MRT station on April 3, 2011.

The accident severed one of her legs and the other was later amputated.

Her father sued SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for damages suffered by the teen.

The suit was for the sum of $3.4 million, including the estimated cost of her medical bills and the 20 pairs of prosthetic legs she will need over her lifetime.

The family claims that she fell as she was pushed by the crowd, despite standing behind the yellow safety lines. This could have been prevented if there had been barriers in place, they said.

SMRT has claimed she fell of her own accord and the station was reasonably safe at the time of the accident.

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