Elmhurst, IL (November 20, 2020) – One person was killed after being fatally struck by a Metra train in the Elmhurst area on Wednesday, November 18.
Local reports revealed that the pedestrian was hit by the Union Pacific West at around 6 p.m. that evening. The site of the deadly accident was located at the set of tracks near Haven Avenue. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Train-Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
Pedestrians are more likely to be killed in the event of a crash. When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle as massive and fast-moving as a train or locomotive, they are at risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries. The majority of deadly train accidents involve pedestrians. Since 1997, more than 7,200 pedestrians have been killed in train collisions in the United States. During that time, more than 6,400 pedestrians were injured in accidents involving trains nationwide. On average, 500 pedestrians are fatally struck by trains each year.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois pedestrian accident.
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