Springfield, IL (October 4, 2020) – There were reported injuries following a crash involving a train and a passenger car in Springfield on Friday, October 2.
The collision reportedly occurred near the intersection of Sangamon Avenue and Camp Butler Road. Emergency responders were notified of the accident at around 4:27 p.m. Two people, an elderly man and woman, were traveling in a passenger car at the time of the crash.
The vehicle reportedly stopped on the railroad tracks for unknown reasons. The vehicle was then rear-ended by a pickup truck before being struck by the train. The driver of the truck was reportedly able to escape before the train came.
The injured man and woman were transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. An ongoing 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-Vehicle Accidents in Illinois
There are nearly 5,800 train-car collisions reported across the United States each year, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The vast majority of these accidents occur at railroad crossings. On average, these accidents contribute to 600 deaths and nearly 2,300 injuries. When a train-vehicle collision occurs at night, in nearly half the cases, the train and vehicle collide due to inadequate markings at the crossing.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious train accident in Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois personal injury attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in an Illinois car crash. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois train accident, contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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