After suffering a spinal cord injury, your first priority is survival, as these injuries are often fatal. Your next focus will likely be on regaining as much mobility as possible.
Many Chicago commuters depend on the Chicago Transit Authority to get to and from work each day. In most cases, they arrive safely at their destination and get back home later without incident. But when a CTA bus is involved in an accident, many people can get hurt or killed.
Large urban hubs like Chicago see a great deal of freight being shipped through the city every day inside of 18-wheelers. But when large trucks and smaller passenger vehicles collide, those in the smaller trucks and cars are incredibly vulnerable to injuries and deaths.
When you hear of employees who died at work, often it's a tragic mishap like an explosion, fire or other industrial-type fatality that claims their lives. But another deadly on-the-job hazard is workplace violence.
Plenty of trains barrel through Chicago, most without incident. But according to Operation Lifesaver, in the last four decades, at least 22,000 individuals died in the United States in accidents with trains at railroad crossings.