Zoo Train Settlements Cost $525,000

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Updated: 1/16/2012 6:48 pm
The city of Louisville has paid 525-thousand dollars to settle 23 claims after a June 2009 zoo train derailment. That's according to open records obtained by the Courier-Journal.

An open-air train derailed on June first of that year, with 29 people on board. Twenty-two of them went to the hospital. And Louisville has spend 176-thousand dollars on legal fees.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture oversees zoo trains and amusement park rides. Its report concluded that the train was going too fast, it was in poor condition, and the operator hadn't been properly trained.

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