Thursday, February 7, 2013
The wrongful-death lawsuit alleges that the Gilbert Avenue crossing gates trapped the 57-year-old Chicago woman's car on the tracks, leading to the crash.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday seeking more than $150,000 accuses Metra and the Village of La Grange of liability in the Feb. 2012 train-versus-car crash that killed a 57-year-old Chicago woman, the The Doings La Grange reports. According to the paper, the administrator to the estate of Maria G. Hinojosa is claiming negligence in the operation of the crossing gates and signals at Gilbert Avenue, where Hinojosa's car was struck by an eastbound Metra train. The suit claims that Hinojosa's car was trapped between the warning gates, the paper said. Such a claim contradicts a finding by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office that the crash was an intentional suicide. The train's conductor, who the paper said is also blamed in the lawsuit, has …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The La Grange Park Fire Department reported three people were taken to the hospital following a traffic accident at Ogden Avenue and Gilbert Avenue in La Grange Park.
A traffic accident today has sent three people to the hospital, the La Grange Park Fire Department said. The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. today at the intersection of Gilbert Avenue and Ogden Avenue in La Grange Park. A department spokesman said the accident involved three cars and injured three people who have been taken to the emergency room at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Patch has been told that tow trucks are currently removing the vehicles from the intersection and it should be cleared soon. For traffic conditions which are updated every five minutes, check out the Commute section on Patch here, where you can get live traffic reports and also find the area's cheapest gas.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
An accident at Ogden Avenue and Woodland Avenue on Aug. 11 damaged the village's new crosswalk signal.
Western Springs police reported that an accident on Aug. 11 has damaged the village's new crossing signal between Bemis Woods and Western Springs. The accident occurred when a vehicle struck a stopped car near Woodland and Ogden Avenues at about 2:56 p.m. After striking the stopped vehicle, the at fault vehicle continued off the roadway and struck the signal, located on the south side of the parkway on Ogden Avenue, and damaged it. Western Springs police noted the accident had nothing to do with the village's new enhanced crosswalk and safety signal. No one was injured in the accident, but two citations were issued to the driver at fault in the accident. The addition of the new enhanced crosswalk and signal at that location has received …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a Chicago woman whose vehicle was struck by a Metra train on Friday in La Grange, a suicide. La Grange police say they are still investigating.
The Cook Country Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a Chicago woman whose vehicle was struck by a Metra work train on Friday evening a suicide. Maria Hinojosa, 57, of the 3000 block of Keeler Ave. in Chicago, was killed when a Metra train carrying crew members, but no passengers, struck her vehicle while it was stopped on the tracks at the Gilbert Avenue crossing in La Grange at about 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 10. La Grange police said on Monday that the accident was still under investigation and they did not yet know why her car was on the tracks. Police Chief Michael Holub said the car did not appear to be stuck on the tracks, but that the investigation was ongoing. "I’m very surprised [the medical examiner's office] has made …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The driver killed in Friday night's Metra accident on Gilbert Avenue has been identified as a Chicago woman.
La Grange police said on Monday that they do not yet know why a Chicago woman’s vehicle was stopped on the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks at Gilbert Avenue (between La Grange and Western Springs) where it was hit by a train at about 5:54 p.m. Feb. 10. The driver has been identified as Maria G. Hinojosa, 57, of the 3000 block of S. Keeler Avenue in Chicago. The matter still is under investigation, police investigator Ken Uher said on Monday. No information was available that day from the Cook County medical examiner’s office about her death.