Man Lied Down In Front Of Departing Train And Lost Both Legs In Gruesome Insurance Scam

A court has ruled that a man who lost both of his legs after being run over by a train had put himself in its path so that he could then claim over EUR 2.8 million in compensation.

The defendant, named only Sandor Cs., 54, due to strict local privacy laws, has faced scrutiny from the authorities since 30th July 2014 when both of his legs were run over by a train in the Hungarian village of Nyircsaszari.

The Pest Central District Court ruled yesterday, 9th November, that Cs. had climbed onto the tracks with the intention of having both of his legs run over so that he could make a large insurance claim totalling over EUR 2.8 million (GBP 2.4 million), according to local media outlet Blikk.

Sandor Cs, intentionally caused a train to cut off his legs in order to gain insurance money, on 30th July, 2014, in Hungary. (Newsflash)

Suspicion surrounding the incident was sparked when the authorities were informed of the fact that the defendant had taken out 14 high-risk life insurances policies in the year building up to the incident.

Cs., who was wheelchair bound after the incident and now uses prosthetic limbs, claimed that he took out the policies after receiving financial advice telling him returns are better on insurance policies than savings accounts.

His wife filed the insurance claims directly after the incident, but they refused to pay up on grounds that they suspected Cs. had inflicted the injury on himself.

Cs. maintains his innocence and claims that he stepped on a shard of glass which resulted in him losing his balance and falling in front of the train that was just departing the station.

The incident resulted in Cs. having both of his legs amputated from the knee down.

The investigation, which has now been ongoing for seven years, was complicated by the fact that the train conductor changed his story.

The trial where a verdict of two years in prison, was given to Sandor Cs, accused of intentionally cutting off his legs in a train in order to gain insurance money, by the court in November, 2021, in Pest, Hungary. (Newsflash)

Initially, the conductor stated that Cs. fell but later claimed that he threw himself in front of the train on purpose.

The case concluded with Cs. receiving a two-year suspended prison sentence and an order to cover HUF 2 million (GBP 4,725) in legal costs.

Cs. told Blikk after the hearing had concluded: “I find the ruling very peculiar, naturally it isn’t what I expected, I am disappointed.

“I need to see this through to the end because, as is, this is not right, and the court must feel the same way.”

Prior to the incident, Cs. worked in the thermal energy sector and installed boilers at home and abroad, but his career ended when he lost his legs. He claims the injury and the legal case have bankrupted him.

Cs. said that he is now studying law and hopes to one day help people who have been abused by big companies.

Cs. still has several insurance claims pending, but in light of the court’s decision, they are unlikely to pay up.

It is not clear if Cs. will be able to appeal the decision.