Wheaton, IL (July 30, 2020) – A collision involving a train and a motor vehicle in Wheaton left one driver injured. The crash took place at the N. Washington Street crossing near E. Front Street. Reports from city officials revealed that there were multiple railway closings across Wheaton due to the accident.
At this time, the cause of the crash is not yet known. The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. Initial reports revealed that the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
The identity of the injured victim has not yet been released by officials. The factors leading to the collision are still unknown. No further updates are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. More information will be released as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Train-Vehicle Collisions in Illinois
Trains are massive vehicles that can inflict devastating injuries in the event of an accident involving a motor vehicle. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are an estimated 5,800 collisions involving trains and vehicles reported across the country each year. The majority of these accidents take place at railway crossings. These crashes contribute to nearly 600 deaths and 2,300 reportedly injuries annually.
Car crash victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect them after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a crash. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Illinois personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
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