Crews clearing debris from a train derailment and bridge collapse near Northbrook have discovered a body inside a car buried in the wreckage. Officials initially said no one was injured when the train hauling coal derailed on Union Pacific tracks near Willow Road and Shermer Avenue around 1:45 p.m. on July 4, 2012. But this morning, crews spotted the bumper of a car and dug around it with shovels, officials said.
While the investigation of the derailment continues, extreme heat causing steel rails to expand is a possible cause of the derailment and subsequent bridge collapse, a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman said Thursday. In any train derailment, many parties can be held legally responsible. A careful investigation is crucial. McCready, Garcia & Leet have experience in handling all matters of personal injury and wrongful death cases. To contact us, please call (773) 779-9885.