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Illinois Metra car-train crash death ruled an accident

Illinios Metra Train Crash Lawyer

by admin on January 4, 2012

A car-train crash that killed a retired postal worker on the Union Pacific Northwest line in Palatine, IL was ruled an accident by police investigators. The collision was caught on video by a security camera. The tape revealed that the railroad crossing warning signals were working at the time of the crash and that the driver of the car simply appeared to be trying to beat the train.

There was no evidence to suggest a suicide attempt, said a police spokesman. “The train was clearly coming and everything was functioning at the time of the crash.”

The Metra train hit the car at about 7:30 A.M. on Christmas Eve. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. It took about 30 minutes to free the man’s body from the wreckage. The railroad crossing was closed for about two hours after the crash.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a car-train crash at a railroad crossing, contacts us today for a free, private consultation with a top national railroad crossing accident attorney.

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