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Bartlett, IL – Fatal Train Accident at Railroad & Western Aves

Bartlett, IL (May 23, 2024) – According to officers with the Bartlett Police Department, a person was killed on May 23 when they were hit by a train.

Authorities reported the incident at 5:30 a.m., adding that two trains were stopped in Bartlett due to the accident. Per the latest information provided by the Bartlett police, an incoming Milwaukee District West Line train hit and killed a person. Officers added that the collision was obstructing the junction of Railroad Avenue and Western Avenue. The victim’s death remains under investigation by Metra Police, and no additional details were released. However, witnesses were asked to step forward as police continued their inquiry into the cause of the accident.

We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.

Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago

Despite Chicago being one of the few truly walkable metropolises in our country, pedestrians continue to encounter danger on its thoroughfares. Based on preliminary data, local authorities estimate that the number of pedestrian fatalities in traffic collisions over the past year may have peaked at its highest level in half a century.

A total of nearly 200 pedestrians died in recent vehicle collisions, representing an increase of more than 20% compared to the previous year. Notably, 40% of fatal pedestrian collisions were caused by hit-and-runs. In comparison, 80% of severe and fatal pedestrian incidents transpired in Chicago alone, in close proximity to an intersection of 125 feet or less.

Of course, victims must obtain immediate legal counsel from a Chicago pedestrian accident attorney if they or a member of their family has been injured in a collision. The Romaker Law Firm’s staff is prepared to advocate for justice for you and your family after a pedestrian collision. Insurance companies will attempt to minimize the amount of money you are owed by capitalizing on your crash. Fortunately, you can schedule a free consultation with our Chicago-area auto accident attorneys at the Romaker Law Firm today.

For over two decades, we have assisted Illinois state citizens and Chicago residents in obtaining the just compensation they require to cover their losses following a collision. Contact our car accident lawyer in the Chicago area at 312-377-7000 to learn more about your options and how to move forward with your life after a major accident.

 

 

 

Note: Our team of writers relies on secondary sources such as local news reports, police reports, social media platform posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Chicago. It's important to note that our firm hasn't independently verified the details of this specific incident. Therefore, if you find anything inaccurate in our post, please contact The Romaker Law Firm so we can correct it right away. We will remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The content herein is not meant to serve as legal or medical advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post is unrelated to the described accident scene.

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