CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS (January 26, 2017) – A pedestrian was killed in a tragic collision on Thursday morning, in the first of two fatal accidents on the same line, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:45 am. An unidentified pedestrian was struck by a Union Pacific Northwest train near the Crystal Lake train station.
The pedestrian was tragically pronounced dead at the scene, according to the McHenry County Coroner. The accident remains under investigation at this time. Later that same day a train on the line was involved in another fatal accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. West Alliance Injury Lawyers strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.