Chicago, IL (November 28, 2020) – On Friday, November 27, a man was injured after being pushed into the path of a train in the Loop area.
The incident occurred late that evening at around 7:20 p.m. The injured party had reportedly been involved in an altercation with another man at the Jackson station located at the 200 block of S. State Street. For unknown reasons, the incident turned physical, and the man was pushed in front of a moving train.
The man was struck by the train and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. No updates on the condition of the injured party have been provided at this time. No arrests have been made.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Train-Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. The vast majority of deadly train accidents in the United States involve pedestrians being hit by trains. Since 1997, more than 7,200 pedestrians have been killed in train accidents in the United States. More than 6,400 more pedestrians have been injured in train accidents during that time. An estimated 500 pedestrians are killed annually in train collisions nationwide.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. It is the duty of all drivers to safely share the roads with pedestrians and yield the right of way when necessary. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, and far too often, serious Illinois pedestrian accidents are the result. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way, and the resulting injuries in the event of an accident can be catastrophic.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Illinois pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois, and that means we know how to recover the compensation our clients deserve. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists, and we will fight diligently to make sure that the driver responsible is held liable for your damages. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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