By David M. Baum, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A woman, Ebere Ozonwu, was rushing to make her train in Chicago this week when she unintentionally put her own child in danger. According to witnesses, the woman had started pushing her child, who was in a stroller, into the train car when the doors closed on it and the train started moving. The woman and other horrified onlookers watched as the stroller slammed against the wall of the tunnel it was entering and the child was thrown out onto the tracks. The little girl was hospitalized but has been released.
Safety features on the train doors should have prevented it from closing when the stroller was in the doorway. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago police are investigating the accident, and so far they have found no problems with the train’s safety features. The train’s driver, who continued to make five more stops before realizing what had happened, has been taken off duty. The train has been taken out of service until the incident can be investigated further.
While it is still not clear what happened in this case, it is clear that people need to use caution and common sense when they are around trains and other potentially dangerous objects.
You can read more about this accident and the good Samaritans who helped save the baby at Toddler thrown onto CTA tracks in accident.</a