Woman sues rail line for 'exploding' toilet
Crap maintenance alleged
ROTM A woman is suing Chicago's regional rail system for injuries sustained when a toilet she used "exploded" underneath her.
Artist's (tasteful) interpretation of an exploding toilet.
In a complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois, Julianna Mandernach accuses the Chicago Metra line of negligently allowing public access to the train's baleful bowl when it knew — or should have known — the toilet was in desperate need of repair.
Mandernach claims after flushing the toilet aboard the Chicago to Rock Island line, "the contents of the toilet exploded out of the toilet and splattered the plaintiff" resulting in "sustained injuries of a personal and pecuniary nature."
Her suit seeks unspecified damages and court costs from Metra for its alleged failure to repair and replace the toilet. ®
Thanks to Reg reader Dave for the ROTM tip-off.
SIgn seen in toilets on virgin trains last week
Do not block the toilet with sanitary products and nappies, use the bin provided.
Spent ages trying to get the bin down there but couldn't manage it. Must be in the technique.
Ooooooh... the Rock Island Line is a mighty good road.
The Rock Island Line is the road to ride
The Rock Island Line is a mighty good road
There's a woman on the shitter,
Pulled the chain came back and hit 'er.
Gonna need a lot more paper
On the Rock Island Line....
leave a present for the next person!
Simple to avoid this, just don't flush, and if you're like the people at my company, don't even bother trying to hit the bowl beforehand.