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The personal injury attorneys at The Collins Law Firm are representing a passenger injured in the recent CTA train crash in Chicago and preparing to file a case against the Chicago Transit Authority.

Chicago-CTA-1-300x244CTA Train Crash Sends 23 Passengers to the Hospital

The CTA train crash—which occurred when a Yellow Line train struck a CTA snow plow train doing scheduled training in the Howard rail yard– injured 38 people and was the largest train crash in decades. This tragic and unexpected crash sent 23 people to the hospital, including three in serious condition. Commuter train crashes like this are relatively rare, but when they do happen, they can injure or kill dozens of passengers. After a crash like the one in Chicago, the injured victims will need an experienced train accident attorney to safeguard their legal rights.

Co-authored by Jacob Exline of The Collins Law Firm, P.C.

A renewed emphasis on safety for public transportation has emerged after last month’s deadly Philadelphia Amtrak crash and Illinois is making sure to jump on board. A high-speed train line between Chicago and St. Louis that will reach speeds of up to 110 mph will be completed after the installation of a speed regulating safety system.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has entered into an agreement with the U.S. government to install a safety feature that will automatically slow down trains traveling at dangerously high speeds. The system, known as positive train control, relies on GPS in order to function. Once it has been installed, it will be one of the first train lines with such safety features outside the Northeast. Transportation Safety Experts have stated that technology like the positive train control could prevent crashes like the Philadelphia Amtrak crash.

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