According to recent news reports, a settlement was recently approved in two railroad accident wrongful death lawsuits arising from a 2005 Metra train derailment in Chicago that killed two women and injured 117 other passengers.
Two passengers were killed on Sept. 17, 2005, when the Metra engineer sped a double-decker, five-car, morning rush-hour Rock Island Line train through a 10 mph crossover at 69 mph, causing it to violently derail near 47th Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway. The two passengers who died were riding in the fourth car, which crashed into a steel bridge.
The two wrongful death cases were due to go to trial this month. According to a Metra spokesman, there are 33 more Chicago train accident lawsuits brought by other passengers hurt in the accident.