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Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Man Struck by Metra Train

The daughter of a man struck and killed by a Metra train as he crossed the tracks in Chicago, Illinois has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The wrongful death lawsuit claims that the train could have stopped to avoid hitting him but was heavily speeding because the train was behind schedule. The train hit the man near the Edison Park station. The train was not scheduled to stop at the Edison Park station and was traveling at full speed, which is between 50 and 70 m.p.h. The man was fatally hit and pronounced dead on scene. The wrongful death suit claims the train and its conductor should have provided an audible warning, traveled at an excessive rate of speed and failed to engage the emergency brake. To read the full story, click here.