The mother of a man who was struck by a Metro Blue Line train at the Wardlow Station in Long Beach sued unnamed parties Friday who she alleges were responsible for her son's Aug. 29 death.
Rosa Moreno's Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit identifies the defendants only as "Does 1 through 10." Her son, 23-year-old Cesar Rodriguez, was killed Aug. 29.
"Each of them, through their misconduct, caused Cesar Rodriguez to be struck...by a passenger train," the suit states.
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The wrongful death suit does not give any indication who Moreno believes killed her son or why.
But Moreno and other family members held a Sept. 14 news conference outside Metro headquarters, asking that they be allowed to see the platform video footage of what happened to Rodriguez. They said they do not believe the Long Beach Police Department's assertion that Rodriguez was accidentally hit by the train while evading an officer who stopped him for allegedly not paying his fare.
Firefighters sent to the scene about 8:30 that night found him stuck between a Metro train and a platform and used airbags to free him, then took him to a hospital.
Moreno is seeking unspecified damages.