We at kristenslaw.org can respect the railroads and applaud their
efforts in maintaining a quality educational safety program.
Unfortunately education alone is not enough.
People are dying.
Children are dying.
We need to target high risk areas and implement the necessary safety solutions before loss of life occurs!!
PUSHING FOR RAILROAD SAFETY REFORMS
Did You Know?
An engineer who brakes to avoid a fatality could lose his job!
An engineer who does not is given a 30 day paid leave of absence!
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From birth through her final days we will take a close look at Kristen’s short time on earth with us. This inspirational biography will reveal Kristen’s early struggles growing up a twin sister in a large family without her mother and how through determination she learned how to adapt, achieve,conquer and eventually redefine the word "personality."
KristensLaw has done the homework regarding attorneys and their experience in handling railroad related injuries and fatalities. We can refer you to the most prominent law firms in the state of Illinois.
Kristen was born July 13th 1991 and was killed when she was struck by a freight train in Villa Park, Illinois on February 11th, 2006.
Kristen, an Honors Freshman at Willowbrook High School was struck and killed by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train at 7:55 when she was enroute to meet a friend at the North Terrace Park.
Is Kristen Bowen an innocent victim of a political system influenced by big money campaign contributions, lobbyists and fears of liability?
Can the largest railroad company in the nation control multiple levels of government?
What is the relationship between Union Pacific Railroad and the Federal Railroad Administration?
Is our system of checks and balances as strong as we think?
Why won't the railroads provide safety barriers in high risk areas?
Why aren't the railroads held to the same safety requirements as the residents?
How do they get away with it?
How many lives are lost annually?
How many more lives will be lost?
Our very own 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation T.E.A.R.S. ( Targeting Education Awareness & Railroad Safety ) is a Public Safety, Educational Organization that assists families who have lost loved ones to the railroad. Dedicated to the protection of our children and adults in our homeland, our safety group along with volunteers welcome your tax deductible donations.
Visitation was held Monday, May 29 for Marielle C. Anderson at the Smits Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel in Steger, Illinois.
A heavy flow of children and adults poured their way through the chapel to offer condolences and final farewells to the would be graduate.
Marielle who was just one day away from getting her high school diploma, was killed in Steger on May 23.
The 19 year old honors student after leaving from having her hair styled for graduation was riding her bike when she was struck by a Union Pacific freight train at Steger Road and 34th Street around 4:30 p.m.
Witnesses said she was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk that crosses over the tracks.
Gates were down for the cars, but there were no gates to protect pedestrian traffic at either sidewalk crossing.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Anderson Family.