Charles Jones was killed the morning of December 5, 2007 after his truck became stuck on a patch of ice on a train crossing in Gary, Indiana. Jones vehicle was struck by a South Shore Line train. It is being reported that the gates were down at the time of the accident, but Jones decided to drive around the gates causing his truck to become stuck on the tracks when the train was passing.
Train accidents in Chicago and around the country have been in the news quite often in recent years sometimes due to people going around gates but also sometimes due to gates not properly working or crossing not being clearly marked. People should always be alert around train crossings but it is important train crossings are safe. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a train collision, contact an attorney to learn about what your legal rights are and if you can take action against the train company.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Mass Transit Accidents.
Currently a partner with the McCallister Law Group, Marc McCallister first worked as a defense attorney at a large insurance defense firm where he defended area hospitals and physicians. He now concentrates on his areas of expertise, which include medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, premises liability, motor vehicle and wrongful death cases.