Chicago, IL (February 13, 2020) – Four people, including a pedestrian, were left critically injured following a crash involving a Metra train and another vehicle on Tuesday night, February 11th. The crash happened at a grade crossing near the intersection of Pulaski Road and 87th Street at around 7:30 p.m. A train reportedly struck the vehicle, which then hit a pedestrian.
Emergency responders had to extricate the occupants of the vehicle.
Two victims were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and another two victims were transported to the University of Chicago trauma center.
An investigation into the accident is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Train Crashes in Chicago
Collisions involving trains can be devastating for those involved. These massive vehicles travel at dangerously high speeds, making the resulting injuries catastrophic. These crashes can be due to the negligence of railway employees, the train company, or other third-parties.
Each year, there are around 5,800 reported train collisions in the United States. An estimated 2,300 people are seriously injured in these accidents. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois train injury lawyer to pursue deserved compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources to protect your legal rights after an accident. Those unfairly injured in a collision deserve to recover compensation. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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