A Chicago teenager was killed after being involved in a train accident. Though very few details are available, the Lake County coroner’s office stated the teen died as a result of blunt force trauma.
The train accident happened at 1051 Indianapolis Blvd. and involved a Norfolk Southern train that was headed for New Jersey. The death was ruled an accident by the coroner.
While railway accidents may seem rare, the Federal Highway Administration reports in 2009 there were “1,896 incidents at public highway-rail crossings in the United States that resulted in 247 deaths, and 705 injuries.”
At Operation Lifesaver, several tips are offered to keep you and the passengers in your vehicle safe when crossing tracks. Those tips include:
The Chicago personal injury attorneys of Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard work to get justice for people who are hurt in serious accidents, whether it’s with another car, a train, or a bus. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact our offices today to discuss your case and how we might be able to help.