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Now -- this trial in a deadly tour boat -- getting underway on Monday to teenagers from -- were killed.
And it 2010 collision between a barge and -- tourist -- on the Delaware River right there in Philadelphia this video just came out this week.
Their video families rather followed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court claiming both crews on the barge in on that boat.
We're using cell phones at the time of the crash Peter -- is an attorney for the families -- with.
-- you do here sir good morning to you on what we try improved here.
We're going to prove that this accident was not a freak accident.
That the negligence of these defendants happened way before those -- ever have to wonder where they let wearing life.
Deaths at the time no they were never instructed to Wear a life that's every policy was broken and those children would be alive today had it and -- my -- -- I well I know so because those children were found trapped beneath those boats.
Without any life button underneath the war -- was told they were told to put on life preservers 45 seconds before impact they have is that a fact.
That is -- have 45 seconds.
Just prior to impact in the mean time the ship's mate was texting his girlfriend.
Rather than giving out evidence of of.
It is so you have you have proof now that the man who was operating the barge was on his cellphone correct and he has testified that -- -- Correct and you allege that he was distracted because of it therefore did not see -- the small mobile water.
But what what is it about the man who is running this duck boat on the -- work.
Well that there -- -- on the duck boat.
Copper -- he was texting his girlfriend instead of giving out evidence as well I'm but the main point is that the talk boat was.
Completely responsible they hired a rookie mechanic that day who forgot to put the radiator cap on -- motor and that's why the -- spoke with Stockton.
-- and that that vessel was sitting in the river it was just so it it was not moving.
It was so it was pretty defenseless when this big bark so well there was no reason to stop the -- it was just of the negligence of the mechanical fail to put the cap on the radiator.
So that we -- steam coming up there was no reason why I'm -- -- are you saying this -- was working it was not that it was working the mechanic with a rookie mechanic for seven days for failed to put the radiator cap on the radiator.
And therefore smoke came out the captain of the -- -- -- it was fire.
And negligently stopped his boat in the shipping channel where large -- We're coming at you you're pursuing a Waltz.
Going back to the 1850s.
Report says the injured parties your clients are only allowed the value of the boat correct that's a lot of money.
-- after well -- the duck boat it's a 150000 dollars where where where.
We're after to change that and we're we're to show that because the the corporations.
And the the boats in this in this case were responsible for the negligence by allowing people to use their cellphones and breaking every policy and procedure.
For for them.
For the past.
Seven to ten years I'm certain that these -- musicals very tough time right the other sides and let you try to get away thankfully it's possible.
Absolutely what would you sell more.
Right now we just want to defeat.
The limitation of liability act of 1851 we gotta walk before we can run but for these -- to watch their children sitting there for eleven minutes and 46 seconds.
Waiting for their -- it's been a painful.
-- as you know when these barges move -- -- you.
No they're coming.
So you have to think for some time that they have -- spot on this -- just in the final question we have here.
When that video came out we saw for the first time this past week it took our breath away.
Is that better evidence for you are what is on that you think it helps your case.
Well they're all sitting there for eleven minutes and 46 seconds and no one's putting on life -- they're just sitting there like dead dogs.
And the war and starts on Monday we'll follow it Peter Roni thank -- for the families of the thank you.
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