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Fatal Train Accident with Pedestrian Shuts Down Metra Lines

The Daily Herald reported last week on a train accident that struck on the city’s west side. The incident involved an outbound Union Pacific-West line train that struck a pedestrian on the tracks.

The crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on Friday morning by the Kedzie Metra station near Cicero and Lake. Few details on the train crash are available, except that one pedestrian was killed in the accident. Metra trains were delayed for hours following the crash. Investigators are still working to determine exactly what happened.

It is imperative that extra precautions be taken by all travelers around these intersections. There are several areas in the city where drivers and walkers often take unnecessary risks. For cars, one of the most common risks involve stopping on the tracks instead of always allowing the gap to remain when traffic builds up across the intersection. The consequences of collision are too high to justify taking any chances with that conduct.

In the Chicago area, our car crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti are committed to helping out in the aftermath of all tragedies on the road. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling affairs as they relate to the traveling accidents and are finely tuned to legal issues that are involved in these crashes. It is particularly important to at least have a consultation with a car accident attorney because there are legal matters to consider in almost all accidents including single-car accidents, multi-car accidents, collisions with trains, and all other tragic combinations.

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