Category Archives: Train Accidents

Car Struck By Metra Train In Barrington Hills

A car was struck by a Metra train in Barrington Hills on Wednesday night, September 27, 2017.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted at 7:25 p.m. regarding the collision, which happened near the railroad crossing at Route 14 and Kelsey Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, quoting Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli, as seen in the September 28, 2017 Northwest Herald article titled “Barrington man in critical condition after Metra strikes car in Barrington Hills“:

Covelli said that the driver of the car was outside of the vehicle when the outbound train collided with the car. The victim was subsequently struck by his own car. The car had been about 100 feet southeast of the crossing when the train struck, which is not somewhere a vehicle should – or would – typically be, Covelli said.

Additional details regarding the collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above, as well as the September 28 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “1 In Critical Condition After Metra Train Hits Car On Tracks.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Freight Train In Lake Forest, Illinois

There has been a fatal train accident today (July 16, 2015) in Lake Forest, Illinois, involving a pedestrian being fatally struck by a freight train.

Details on the accident and its causes appear limited at this time.

The accident happened around 2:00 p.m., near the Lake Forest Metra station at the Lake Forest West train station at 911 South Telegraph Road.

The pedestrian was identified as an 87-year-old man.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 16, 2015 abc7chicago.com article titled “Person struck, killed by train in Lake Forest” and the July 16 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Pedestrian incident near Lake Forest halts Metra trains.”

As seen in posts in the “train accidents” category, there have been numerous fatal accidents in Lake Forest and other Lake County cities involving trains striking pedestrians.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Fatal Metra Train Accident In Deerfield, Illinois

There was a fatal train accident Tuesday afternoon (June 2, 2015) in Deerfield, Illinois.

The accident happened at approximately 2:00 p.m., north of the Deerfield station.  According to Deerfield Police,  at that time, a Metra Train (inbound Train 366) struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the tracks and “beat the train.”

According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, the pedestrian was identified as an 80-year-old woman from Libertyville.  She was dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County train accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 2, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “80-year-old woman fatally struck by Amtrak train in Deerfield” as well as the June 3 Deerfield Patch article titled “Woman Killed By Train in Deerfield.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Woman Fatally Struck By Train In Highwood, Illinois

There was a fatal train accident in Highwood, Illinois this morning, October 7, 2014.

Details on the accident – especially its causes – appear limited at this time.

The Metra inbound train struck the pedestrian just before 8:00 a.m.

According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, the woman was taken to Highland Park Hospital, where she was declared dead.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 7, 2014 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Metra UP North trains delayed, woman killed near Highwood” as well as the October 7 Highland Park Patch titled “Woman Fatally Struck by Metra Train in Highwood Tuesday Morning.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Man Fatally Struck By Amtrak Train In Lake Forest, Illinois

There was a fatal train accident Sunday evening (September 8, 2014) in Lake Forest, Illinois.  The accident happened at the city’s west station, at 911 S. Telegraph Road.

Emergency responders went to the station at approximately 6:10 p.m., and found a man who had been struck by an Amtrak train that was heading south.

According to the Lake Forest Police Department, the Lake County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the man, who was declared dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the September 8, 2014 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Train Sunday in Lake Forest” as well as the September 8 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Police:  Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Lake Forest.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.