Godfrey, IL (April 16, 2020) – On Tuesday afternoon, April 14th, a man was seriously injured on a train track in Godfrey, Illinois. The accident occurred at the 6300 block of Lake Drive at around 3:30 p.m. According to local reports, the injured victim was an employee of Kansas City Southern.
At this time, it’s unknown how the injuries occurred. The man was transported by helicopter to hospital in the St. Louis area. The man reportedly suffered serious injuries in the crash.
No further details on the accident are known at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Train Collisions
Trains are extremely devastating in the event of a crash. Even train operators are at risk of being involved in a serious accident. Since 1997, 7,200 pedestrians have been killed in train accidents in the United States.
On average, 500 pedestrians are killed annually in train collisions. Recovering after being hit by a train is no easy task. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer to discuss possible compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you maximize your potential compensation after a crash. We’re here to help you get back on your feet. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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