Family of man struck by train in Norwood Park in Jan. 2017 sues Metra, Union Pacific, others

By Louie Torres | Feb 9, 2018

CHICAGO — The family of a man who died when his vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Chicago is suing Union Pacific Railroad, Metra, the Regional Transportation Authority, the city of Chicago and Cook County for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Emilyn Robles, special administrator of the estate of Glen Robles, filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants failed to provide proper signal displays for motorists crossing the railway.

According to the complaint, Robles died on Jan 26, 2017, when the vehicle he was operating was struck by a train crossing Nagle Avenue at Avondale in the city's Norwood Park neighborhood on the city's northwest side. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to engage the emergency brakes in a timely manner to keep the train from colliding with the vehicle Robles was operating.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000. She is represented by Scott D. Lane of Lane & Lane LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-000888

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