Des Plaines, IL (May 8, 2024) – Des Plaines Police Department officers are investigating a deadly pedestrian accident that involved a victim being struck and killed by a Metra train on Monday night in the northern suburbs.

The collision occurred during the evening rush hour close to the Des Plaines station. The 56-year-old man was taken to the hospital by paramedics and later declared deceased. Following the collision, trains on the UP-Northwest line experienced delays in both directions. However, additional details were not readily available, and police are still conducting their inquiry into the cause of the accident at this time. Witnesses were asked to contact the Des Plaines PD if they had more information.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her loved ones.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Illinois

Pedestrian accidents result in tens of thousands of injuries nationwide, with an alarming proportion of these incidents occurring across the state of Illinois and in the greater Chicagoland area. However, there may be a number of legal options available after a victim is hit and injured or killed by a negligent party, whether that entity is another driver, train conductor, trucking company, or manufacturer.

At Ankin Law, our pedestrian accident attorneys can assist you in obtaining compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress. Over several decades, our Chicago-area pedestrian accident lawyers have successfully obtained compensation for local clients. As one of Illinois’s largest personal injury law firms, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements.

To assist you in winning your case, our team combines the expertise, experience, and knowledge of more than eighty personal injury lawyers, pedestrian accident attorneys, and support staff. When you work with our lawyers, you will have access to premier medical professionals, collision investigators, and accident reconstructionists on our side, all of whom can assist you in establishing fault and securing just recompense for your injuries. Please contact our pedestrian accident lawyers in Chicago at 844-600-0000 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options.

Note: We use outside sources such as news reports, police reports, social media platforms, and first-hand or eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen throughout the state of Illinois. We have not verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident. Please contact Ankin Law, LLC, if you locate any incorrect information in our post. We will correct it immediately or remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as a solicitation for business. It’s vital to understand that these posts do not offer legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Legal outcomes can differ based on individual circumstances. For personalized legal guidance, please reach out directly to Ankin Law, LLC. The featured image used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.