Chicago, IL (February 19, 2020) – A man succumbed to his injuries after being left in critical condition following a Metra train crash in Chicago on Wednesday, February 12th. The accident occurred at the intersection of 87th Street and Pulaski Street. At around 7:30 p.m., the Metra train struck a vehicle, which caused the car to strike a pedestrian.
The pedestrian was identified as Christopher T. Davis, 19. Davis was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, where he was pronounced dead two days later on Friday, February 14th, at 3:51 p.m. Davis died due to multiple injuries suffered in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Christopher T. Davis at this time.
Deadly Chicago Train Crashes
An accident involving a metro line can be devastating. Recent statistics reveal that a train accident resulting in injury or death happens every one to two hours. More than 1,000 suffer injuries each year after being involved in a train collision in the United States.
Train stations have an obligation to provide for the safety of both their passengers and others traveling on the road. Victims of train collisions often suffer from life-threatening or fatal injuries. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the hardship of losing a loved one. We want to ensure that you and your family are secured after a traumatic accident. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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