Arlington Heights, IL (February 26, 2020) – One person was reportedly injured after a Metra train struck an SUV in Arlington Heights, Illinois on Monday morning, February 24th. Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 11:30 a.m. at the Metra crossing located at the intersection of Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway. Local firefighters had to extricate one person from the SUV.
The injured victim was transported to Northwest Community Hospital. The factors contributing to the collision aren’t known at this time. The identity of the injured party has been withheld.
Local officials are conducting an investigation into the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Train Crashes in Illinois
You may think that train accidents aren’t that common, but the statistics may surprise you. On average, a person or vehicle is hit by a train every 115 minutes. Each year, more than 5,800 train-vehicle crashes are reported in the United States.
Being struck by a train can leave you with devastating and possibly even life-threatening injuries. These massive vehicles travel at break-neck speeds, putting your life in danger in the event of a collision. Injured victims should consult with a trained Illinois personal injury lawyer immediately after a crash.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to walk you through the claims process. Our experienced attorneys are here to fight for your deserved compensation. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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