While it is commendable for some to work as long as they are able to work, this man was seventy-nine years old and drunk on the job; a deadly combination.
No one begrudges people working longer these days. Older workers are valued for their knowledge and wisdom, in most cases. In this case, the Department of Transport in New York was sued for the actions of one of their transportation engineers causing a devastating collision, in the middle of the day, while driving under the influence and behind the wheel of a state vehicle.
The suit stated in part, that the 79-year-old engineer had a known history of drinking on the job and they should have known better than to allow him to drive, never mind keep his job. The man, with 57 years of service, who was also killed in the wreck that took the life of Nancy McQueeny, was legally intoxicated at the time of the accident. His state owned vehicle slammed into McQueeny’s, after veering into her lane.
McQueeny’s family hired a personal injury lawyer and filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the State and the engineer. They will need to wait sometime for the verdict, as this case may be settled by negotiations. If that does not work, there is still litigation, a process that may take several months, if not years. In the meantime, the McQueeny family will need cash to pay their important bills, cash in the form of a lawsuit loan.
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