Tuscola, IL (November 13, 2020) – A man in Tuscola was fatally struck by a moving train on Wednesday morning, November 11.
The accident reportedly occurred near the Cabot Corporation plant on US-36. Local authorities were called to the site of a pedestrian versus train collision at around 9:45 a.m. that morning. Emergency responders were present to render aid to those involved in the accident.
The body of the deceased party was found near the railway. At this time, the cause of the deadly accident has not been reported. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Train-Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash involving a typical passenger car. However, a vehicle as massive and fast-moving as a train can be extremely fatal to a pedestrian. Pedestrian-train accidents are the leading cause of deadly train accidents in the United States. Since 1997, more than 7,200 pedestrians have been killed in train collisions across the country.
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 /, 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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois pedestrian accident.
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