Amtrak service to continue after freight derailment in Illinois

Amtrak train services were disrupted on Monday, July 6th when a freight train derailed near Pontiac, Illinois. The services, along the Chicago-to-St. Louis line, resumed the following Wednesday, July 8th.

According to Amtrak spokesman Mark Magliari, the accident that involved a Union Pacific train with three locomotives and 105 cars loaded with corn, occurred when eight of the cars from the train derailed. The accident destroyed a van which was parked near the railroad tracks. The driver, who was in the vehicle at the time, escaped before the van was crushed. No one was hurt in the incident, but the derailment caused the cancellation of four train trips on the Lincoln service on Tuesday, July 7.

If you need legal representation for your personal injury accident case in Kankakee or other areas in Illinois, contact our attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. by calling our offices today at (815) 929-9292 or (217) 443-4343.


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