Saturday, Feb. 4, marks the somber 40-year anniversary of one of the most serious mass transit accidents in Chicago's history. That was the day that the Chicago Transit Authority had two of its elevated trains collide at the Loop in a turn.
A 22-year-old man died at the scene of a train accident in Oak Lawn on Thursday, Sept. 1, the Oak Lawn Fire Chief reported.
Air travel has become so commonplace that many travelers don't think twice about their safety while cruising at altitudes of 30,000 feet. Overall, their complacency is understandable, because air travel is a very safe mode of transportation.
Many people are nervous about flying, even though statistically speaking, flying is much safer than driving. They may fear the lack of control or have other concerns, such as worries about terrorist plots or mechanical failures.
Perhaps now more than ever before it's important to keep a lookout of your surroundings when a passenger on Amtrak trains. The company remains committed to keeping its riders safe, but it can use the help of safety partners along the way.
While there are far more auto accidents than plane crashes, the catastrophic nature of most plane crashes draws the most media attention.
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.
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.
Common carrier liability refers to the kind of liability that the owner of a taxi, bus, cruise ship, commercial airplane or passenger train has in the event of an accident. Under United States law, a common carrier is defined as a business that transports goods and/or people for a fee.
Fault for a traffic accident may not be isolated to a single vehicle operator. Crash investigations sometimes determine blame is shared. In some cases, fault extends to third parties whose actions or inactions resulted in serious but preventable injuries or fatalities.