A Blue Line train jumped a platform and ended up on the escalator at O’Hare station earlier this morning around 2:50 A.M. Early reports provide some indication that the train was traveling faster than it normally would when pulling into a station and investigators are trying to figure out why the train was traveling so fast at the time of the accident.
Unfortunately, the eight-car train failed to stop fast enough to avoid an accident that has left at least thirty-two people injured so far. According to the Chicago Tribune, “Six people were listed in fair-to-serious condition and 26 in good-to-fair condition, fire officials on the scene said. Nine were transported to Resurrection Hospital, eight each went to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center and Swedish Covenant Hospital, and seven went to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.” Some of the conditions that the injured are being treated for consist of neck pain and whiplash, headaches, and knee pain from being tossed around the train cars.
The Chicago train accident lawyers of GWC Injury Lawyers knows that litigation against the CTA can be extremely complicated. Accident reconstruction can be more difficult than in other personal injury and wrongful death cases. There are laws in place to protect public transportation agencies from litigation, sometimes creating significant roadblocks to success. It takes a law firm with experience and significant resources to handle this type of litigation.
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