Train Accidents

Fatal Train Accident In Hometown, Illinois

There was a fatal train accident Monday afternoon (December 28, 2015) in Hometown. The accident happened at approximately 1:20 p.m., at a railroad crossing near 87th and Pulaski. Two women in the car, identified as Juniel Kemp, 20, and 18-year-old Alexis Kemp, were pronounced dead by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office after being taken to Advocate Christ …

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Metra Train Fatally Strikes Girl Near Lemont

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday evening (September 3, 2015) outside of Lemont. According to authorities, the 17-year-old girl was walking along the Heritage Corridor Line tracks when she was hit near Boyer Street. An excerpt from the September 3, 2015 Lemont Patch article titled “Girl, 17, Was Wearing Headphones When Struck by Train:  Sheriff“: …

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Fatal Chicago Metra Train Accident

There was a fatal train accident involving a Metra train that struck two pedestrians late Thursday afternoon (August 7, 2014). According to officials, the accident occurred around 4:50 p.m. on the elevated tracks near West 21st Street and South Homan Avenue.  At that time two pedestrians were fatally struck on an elevated portion of the …

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Pedestrian Hit By Metra Train On Chicago’s South Side

There was a Metra train accident involving a train that hit a pedestrian on Chicago’s South Side this afternoon, June 26, 2014. The accident happened at 4:10 p.m., near the intersection of West 90th and South Hermitage Avenue, according to Metra.  The train was on the Metra Rock Island line.  The person, whose name, age, and …

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Lawsuits Filed Regarding March 24 CTA Derailment At O’Hare

Various lawsuits have been filed regarding the Monday (March 24, 2014) CTA Blue Line train derailment at O’Hare Airport, in which 32 people required hospitalization.  This train accident is discussed in the March 28, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver worked well over 40 hours in week leading up to crash.” Many questions concerning this …

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Student Fatally Struck By Metra Train On Chicago’s Northwest Side

There was a fatal train accident this morning in Chicago, Illinois, near the Norwood Park Metra station. This train accident involved a Metra train fatally striking a teenager who was walking to Taft High School at the time of the accident.  The accident happened at approximately 6:50 a.m. Details on the causes of the accident …

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Amtrak Train Hits Car In Riverside, Illinois

An Amtrak train hit a station wagon this afternoon (February 20, 2014) in Riverside, Illinois. This Cook County train accident happened at approximately 2:39 p.m. at the Harlem Avenue railroad crossing.  A woman was stuck in traffic, when the railroad gates came down.  Shortly thereafter, her car was struck by the Amtrak train.  The car …

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Metra Train Collides With Minivan In Robbins

There was a Cook County train accident Tuesday morning (January 14, 2014) in Robbins, Illinois.  This accident happened when a Metra train hit a minivan that may have gone around lowered railroad gates. The collision happened at approximately 11:10 a.m., at the Robbins Metra station near 139th and Utica. According to police, the male driver …

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14 Hurt When Metra Train Hits Metal Bumper In Chicago

There were two incidents involving trains hitting “bumping posts” at the Metra downtown train station today (January 6, 2014.)  In the second incident, 14 passengers were injured. It is unknown as to what caused the incidents and if the extreme cold played any factor in the incidents. The first train that hit a bumping post …

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CTA “Ghost Train” Accident Lawsuit

There has been a lawsuit filed over the Chicago CTA “ghost train” (i.e. unmanned train) accident that happened Monday (September 30, 2013) in Forest Park, Illinois. An excerpt from the NBC Chicago article of October 3, 2013 titled “Lawsuit Filed After CTA Crash” : The lawsuit was filed by Kim Quatch, who’s seeking at least $50,000 in …

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