The team at the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid is following news of a Chicago train derailment that resulted in 32 injuries this morning. Media reports indicate that a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line left the tracks at the O'Hare Airport station at about 2:50 a.m. It climbed up an escalator at end of the tracks. Photos of the accident show the end of a train car resting midway up the escalator, with debris scattered below.
Public safety officials recently responded to an unfortunate, but increasingly familiar, scene: a pedestrian being struck by a Chicago-area commuter train. This time, the pedestrian accident victim was an 11-year-old boy in Barrington. The boy survived the accident, but was in rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
A recent evening commute in the Chicago area took an unexpected, tragic twist as a Metra train collided with a 30-year-old pedestrian crossing the tracks in Westmont. Emergency responders arrived at the scene of the mass transit accident, but weren't able to resuscitate the Illinois man.
Anyone who has spent time on Chicago-area roads during rush hour knows exactly how congested they can be. In an effort to save time, money and stress during their daily commute, many from Naperville (and other suburbs) use mass transit. Although this is a convenient form of transportation, riders run the risk of becoming involved in a bus accident due to inattentive rush-hour drivers.
A 54-year-old disabled man died when the bus in which he was riding struck a tree. A reconstruction team from the Illinois State Police will review how the O'Fallon bus accident occurred. Preliminary police reports indicate there was at least one medical emergency at the time of the fatal crash.
An Illinois school bus collision recently sent more than 40 injury victims to four different medical facilities near Chicago. A pickup truck crashed into the student-filled vehicle as the bus was travelling along a regular Monday morning pickup route. Driver negligence has not been determined.
State police and federal transportation officials are trying to discover what caused a double-decker bus to crash into a bridge support near Litchfield in southern Illinois. The mass transit accident in early August killed a 25-year-old university student and injured nearly half of the more than 80 people on board.
The Naperville Police Department has issued a statement regarding the Sept. 30 mass transit accident that resulted in the death of a male pedestrian. The accident occurred just after 5:20 p.m. at a Naperville train station.