Chicago Transit Authority Settles CTA Train Derailment Case for $1.25 Million

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) settled a personal injury lawsuit for $1.25 million. An elderly Chicago woman filed the personal injury lawsuit against the CTA because she was seriously injured in 2006 when the CTA’s Blue Line derailed by the Clark and Lake Blue Line station. The woman suffered serious injuries when trying to escape the train which caught fire after skipping the tracks. 100 personal injury lawsuits are still pending in Cook County after CTA riders sustained injuries during the emergency.

The CTA settlementcame on the same morning as another Blue Line train caused problems for commuters after stalling nearby to the same place the train derailed before.

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