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Highland Park, IL – Woman Seriously Hurt in Metra Train Accident at Elm Place

Highland Park, IL - Woman Seriously Hurt in Metra Train Accident at Elm Place

Highland Park, IL (August 18, 2022) – On Thursday evening, August 18, in Highland Park, a Metra train struck a woman, causing her to sustain severe injuries.

Metra officials report that the woman, whose age is unknown, was struck at approximately 5:40 p.m., just north of downtown Highland Park near Elm Place, as the train was leaving Chicago. A spokeswoman for Metra stated that paramedics discovered the woman alive, but she had lost a great deal of blood due to serious injuries. In reportedly critical condition, she was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center.

The woman’s bicycle and personal possessions were retrieved on a neighboring sidewalk.

According to Metra officials, the train was halted for approximately two hours. All trains resumed operation just before 8:00 p.m., despite the ongoing investigation.

We wish the injured victim and her family a fast recovery.

Serious Injuries in Chicago Region Pedestrian Crashes

Despite a general decline in fatalities from other motor vehicle accidents, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has increased by roughly 36% in recent years. Illinois is home to some of the most populated and walkable cities in the United States, including Chicago, Springfield, and others. In these densely populated areas, it is more likely that a pedestrian will be killed or seriously injured while traversing these busy, high-traffic routes.

Cook County in Illinois has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the state. 2019 saw a five-year high of at least 120 pedestrian fatalities in Cook County.

Whether they are battling persistent physical concerns, intense anguish, or exorbitant medical bills, victims of a horrific disaster may feel helpless in the face of the awful consequences. Too frequently, pedestrian accident victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their families to deal with mounting expenses, including funeral costs, not to mention the devastating loss of a family member.

You may have numerous legal options if you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident. After talking with a Chicago vehicle accident lawyer, you may discover that you are entitled to full and appropriate monetary compensation.

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act permits anyone injured due to another driver’s negligence or distraction to submit a claim for compensation. In the event of a successful case, dependents and family members receive compensation.

Consequently, family members must consult an Illinois accident attorney as soon as one of these occurrences occurs. Whether you were injured in a preventable accident or lost a loved one, The D&W Law Group will do all possible to help you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

According to our legal staff, a deceased victim’s relatives and loved ones should never be required to pay for the expenditures involved with reckless driving. When you contact our seasoned legal team, we will act as your point of contact and meticulously craft a successful accident claim on your behalf.

To schedule a free, individualized consultation with D&W Law Group, call 312-888-8888. Our personal injury attorneys in Chicago are prepared to evaluate your potential legal options and act fast to assist you in seeking justice. Contact us immediately to receive the justice and recompense you are entitled to.

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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