Payout For Nurse Could Top £5m

A Welsh nurse who saved a man’s life when a New York ferry crashed in 2003 could be in line for a multi-million-pound compensation payout. Kerry Griffiths could get £5.1m after a judge rejected the city government’s attempt to cap its liability for the disaster.

Ms Griffiths, 37, of Swansea, was on board the Staten Island Ferry when it went out of control and crashed into a pier in October 2003, killing 11 and injuring dozens.

New York waiter Paul Esposito lost his legs in the crash and Ms Griffiths was first on the scene to comfort him until help arrived.

The case will go to trial before a final damages settlement is reached.