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Amtrak train and semi collide

Imagine being on a passenger train, and hearing screeching metal and then realizing you’ve just been in a train crash. Furthermore, that’s what happened on an Amtrak train heading towards Chicago Thursday morning when it collided with a semi. The train and semi accident at the crossing at 80th Avenue at Chicago Drive when the driver of the truck was trying to make his way across the tracks when he was stuck. Luckily the train only hit the back of his truck, and no one on the train was injured. Likewise, the 55-year-old semi driver, Mark McConnell was not injured in a train crash as well.

According to the deputy that witnessed the crash, there was no sight of the train when McConnell started crossing the tracks. Traffic was slow moving through the area due to icy conditions that may have impacted McConnell’s being stuck on the tracks. The winter weather conditions in the area also contributed to several accidents in the area due to slide-offs, and property related damages. Thus far, none has included serious injuries and hopefully will remain as such.

The skilled lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth are dedicated professionals with over 95 years of combined experience in semi truck, and train accident cases, they are ready to serve you. Likewise, when represented by Meyerkord & Kurth, you will receive the personal attention and excellent service that you deserve while we work tirelessly for you to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

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