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Chicago Pedestrian Killed in Metra Train Accident

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

One person was killed in a Metra train accident in Chicago.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that officials in the area are currently investigating an accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian after he was hit by a Metra train on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Elgin officials, an outbound train was heading to the big Timber Station when it hit a pedestrian on Kimball Street, which is just west of Route 31 at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Both the Elgin Fire and Police departments have confirmed that the accident resulted in a fatality.

Officials from Metra have stated that the tracks reopened at about 3:40 p.m. and trains along that route were then allowed to continue their travels. No further information about the victim or his identity was made available to the public at this time.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in pedestrian accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • An additional total of about 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in traffic accidents in 2013.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident that occupants of motor vehicles. 

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