Chicago, IL (November 12, 2020) – A man was killed after a Metra train struck a motor vehicle in the Arlington Heights area of Chicago on Thursday, November 12.
The information currently available on the deadly collision is limited at this time. The train reportedly struck a Mercedes that was on the tracks for unknown reasons. First responders were called to the scene of the accident to render aid to those at the scene.
There were extensive delays in the railway system following the accident. The driver of the Mercedes sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased victim has not been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Train Accidents in Chicago
Trains are fast-moving and massive locomotives that can inflict life-changing injuries in the event of a collision. According to data from the United States Department of Transportation, there are an estimated 5,800 train-vehicle accidents reported annually across the country. The vast majority of these accidents occur at railway crossings. On average, 600 people are killed annually in these collisions, and more than 2,300 people suffer serious injuries.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Illinois, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Chicago train accident.
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