There has been a lawsuit filed over the Chicago CTA “ghost train” (i.e. unmanned train) collision that happened Monday (September 30, 2013) in Forest Park, Illinois.
An excerpt from the NBC Chicago article of October 3, 2013 titled “Lawsuit Filed After CTA Crash” :
The lawsuit was filed by Kim Quatch, who’s seeking at least $50,000 in damages. She was a passenger who was hurt on a Blue Line train that was rammed by an empty, unmanned train Monday in the Chicago suburb of Forest Park.
Additional details regarding the CTA train collision, stemming from the NTSB investigation into the issue, are seen in the October 4, 2013 Chicago Tribune article titled “NTSB: Blue Line ‘ghost train’ was left in yard with power on.”
Two excerpts from that article:
The crash involving the “ghost train” — as some CTA rail employees dubbed it – caused minor injuries to more than 30 riders Monday morning.
In the emergency recommendations, the NTSB disclosed that the four-car train traveled almost 1 mile downhill through five mechanical train stop mechanisms before reaching the Harlem station, where it struck the standing eight-car train.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago and Chicago Tribune articles mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.