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Glenview, IL – Pedestrian Hit & Killed By Amtrak Train at Glen of North Station on Lehigh Ave

Glenview, IL - Pedestrian Hit & Killed By Amtrak Train at Glen of North Station on Lehigh Ave

Glenview, IL (July 1, 2022) – An Amtrak train fatally hit and killed a person in Glenview on Friday evening, July 1, according to reports from the Glenview Police Department.

Amtrak said that Hiawatha Service Railway 340 was traveling from Milwaukee to Chicago at around 6:50 p.m. when it struck a person on the tracks near the Glen of North Glenview train station, located at 2250 Lehigh Avenue. The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene, per EMT reports and Glenview Police officers.

Amtrak said that none of the train’s 178 passengers or crew members was hurt, however. Glenview and Amtrak authorities are investigating, but no other information has been released at this time.

The deceased victim’s family and loved ones have our heartfelt sympathies.

Chicago-Area Pedestrian Crash Fatalities

In recent years, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has climbed by more than 30 percent, despite a general decline in fatalities caused by other forms of vehicle accidents. Illinois, home to some of the nation’s most populated cities and walkable areas, such as Chicago, Springfield, and Bloomington, is experiencing this dreadful trend. On the congested streets of these highly populated areas, pedestrians sadly face an elevated risk of serious injury or death.

In fact, Cook County has the state’s highest pedestrian fatality rate. Authorities report that pedestrian deaths hit a five-year high in 2019, with over 100 casualties in Cook County alone.

When faced with the traumatic aftermath of a major accident, victims may feel as if they have nowhere to turn, whether they are suffering from ongoing health issues, physical pain, or substantial medical expenses. Occasionally, pedestrian accident victims die as a consequence of their injuries, leaving bereaved families to struggle with mounting bills, lost earning potential, and burial expenses in addition to the unimaginable agony of losing a family one.

If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed in a pedestrian accident, you may have access to a range of legal options moving forward. When you consult with a Chicago car accident attorney, you may discover that you are entitled to full and reasonable monetary compensation.

Under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, those who have been injured as a result of another motorist’s negligence or distracted driving may seek compensation from the negligent or distracted driver. If a lawsuit is successful, family members and dependents get compensation.

Consequently, it is imperative that family members contact an experienced Illinois accident attorney as soon as possible after one of these crashes. When you have been involved in a preventable accident or have lost a loved one, the D&W Law Group will go to whatever lengths to ensure that you get the full compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys believe that grieving families should never be required to pay for expenses incurred because of the conduct of an irresponsible driver. When you call our competent and experienced legal team, we will serve as your liaison and meticulously craft a successful accident claim.

Please contact the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 for a no-obligation, individualized consultation that is geared to your specific situation. Our devoted Chicago personal injury attorneys are prepared to evaluate your legal alternatives and assist you in achieving justice without delay.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes, eyewitness accounts to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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