Chicago, IL (March 11, 2020) – A Metra train accident in Chicago left four injured, including one child, on Tuesday, March 10th. The Metra Electric Service reportedly struck a passenger vehicle at the 7100 block of South Merrill Avenue at around 9:15 p.m. The four injured parties were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment.
Three of the victims were listed in critical condition following the accident. Witnesses from the scene claimed that the car was attempting to beat the train prior to the crash. People at the scene extricated the occupants of the vehicle, including the 20-year-old driver and a four-year-old child.
An investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Train Crashes in Chicago
When you think of a collision involving a train and a vehicle, you probably think of a catastrophic accident. The passengers in both vehicles often suffer from devastating injuries. Sometimes the vehicle occupants can leave the vehicle before the accident, but that’s not always the case.
The US Department of Transportation reports that there are more than 5,800 train-vehicle collisions each year across the country. An estimated 2,300 people are injured in these accidents each year. Injured parties may be able to pursue lost compensation with the help of a Chicago personal injury attorney.
If you believe the actions of a negligent driver is to blame for your injuries, you should pursue a personal injury claim. The team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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