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Chicago, IL – Man Struck By Train At Euclid & Chicago Aves

by | Jan 4, 2020 | Uncategorized

Chicago, IL (January 4, 2020) – A driver was critically injured on Wednesday, January 1st, near the intersection of South Euclid and South Chicago Avenues at around 11:35 a.m. The man was hit by a train at the CSX Transportation railroad tracks. 

The victim was driving a navy blue Nissan Sentra when he collided with the train. He had to be extricated from the vehicle by the East Chicago Fire Department. The victim was reportedly conscious when he was flown via helicopter to a hospital in Chicago. The man is believed to be in stable condition.

Local officials are currently investigating the accident at this time. No further details are currently available.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Train Accidents in Chicago

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It may be shocking, but every 115 minutes, someone is hit by a train in the United States. There are more than 5,800 train accidents reported each year across the country, resulting in 1,000 deaths. These crashes are often caused by defects in the track or other equipment or just general human error.

Victims of train accidents often suffer from catastrophic injuries. In some cases, a railroad manager, engineer, supervisor, or another employee may be found liable for the crash. An experienced Chicago train accident attorney can help injured parties pursue lost compensation.

Being injured by a massive vehicle such as a train can be extremely frustrating. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you navigate the complex legal process. If you’ve been unfairly injured in a crash, call us today at 877-930-2551.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.

 

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