Car Hits Train on North Central Metra Line
Three trains stopped, more delayed.
Updated at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29:
The crash occurred at the grade crossing at Seegers Road in Des Plaines, said Tom Miller, a spokesperson for Metra. Miller said train #100 hit an empty car parked on the tracks.
There were no reported injuries, and Miller said the incident caused a 70-minute delay. Miller did not know how fast the train was traveling at the time of the impact, or if passengers had fled the vehicle before the crash.
Train #102 is running 45 minutes late, and trains #104, #106 and #110 are all running approximately 20 to 30 minutes behind schedule, Miller said.
Des Plaines police did not have any information to release about the incident.
Reported at 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 29:
Three Metra trains been stopped north of O’Hare Transfer, 10300 Zemke Road in Chicago, due to a grade crossing accident.
Train #100, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 6:55 a.m., was stopped north of O’Hare Transfer due to a grade crossing accident, according to Metra’s website. Trains #102 and #104 were also stopped due to the delay.
Train #108, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:11 a.m., is running 18 minutes behind schedule.
A car hit the train, according to a report by CBS.