Though it may be difficult to think about, fatal accidents are common events. These situations can arise from numerous different scenarios that range from non-motor vehicle incidents to single-car accidents to accidents involving trains. Continue reading “Train accident leads to death of young Illinois man”
In many areas where the distance from a home to a school bus stop is considered short, some parents may allow their children to walk alone. Children are often able to make it to their bus stop in time and complete the journey to school. Unfortunately, there are situations where serious accidents can take place, and a child could become the victim of a train accident.
Being able to get to a location on time, especially in a crowded area, can be difficult for commuters. For this reason and many others, numerous individuals opt to travel by train to get to their destinations. Though using train services can help avoid traffic and are fairly quick means of transportation, the safety of passengers and workers involved are also important. Continue reading “Railroad safety could perhaps be a concern for Illinois residents”
Illinois has its fair share of unguarded railroad crossings all over the state. While, typically, motorists and pedestrians are able to cross without incident, on occasion, a train accident does occur. It is understandable for those who have been negatively affected by such an event to not only question the circumstances surrounding the incident, but also to wonder who may be considered liable as well.
In highly populated areas, trains can be a very effective and convenient mode of transportation. However, trains can also pose risks to individuals who may be walking near or on train tracks. If a person does not know that a train is approaching or the train is not able to stop in time, an individual could quickly become a victim of a train accident.
Many people know how much a train crossing at an intersection can delay a commute. Trains could still be considered a rather common form of transport, and many of the intersections have gates, flashing lights and other signals to notify drivers that a train is approaching. Continue reading “Illinois delivery truck driver hit at unguarded railroad crossing”
Car accidents are unfortunately common occurrences. They are depicted through news sources if the results are tragic and many more are left unheard about if they are relatively minor. One type of accident that is less common and tends to always make headlines is train accidents. Continue reading “Federal train accident prediction site launched”
When people do not feel well, they often use the common expression: I feel like I was hit by a train. Railroad accidents are not a common occurrence in Illinois or elsewhere across the country, so for most people, that is a gross exaggeration about circumstances they have never suffered from. Continue reading “NTSB calls for more safety on railroads across the country”
An 18-year-old Illinois driver said she was in a hurry to get the vehicle that she was driving home to her mother when she went under the lowered arm of a train crossing last week. She said that she looked to her left and saw a freight train that she thought was a safe distance away so she proceeded.
A tragic freak accident has taken the lives of a lawyer and his wife in Illinois. When most people think of a train accident, they normally think of someone crossing the tracks or somehow getting stranded and struck by a train. Continue reading “Illinois train accident kills couple, bridge collapses”