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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.

Earlier:

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.

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Brian Wolf November 29, 2011 at 02:20 PM
I was wondering why there were three helicopters hovering around at 7am.
Lisa Cisneros November 29, 2011 at 02:59 PM
It'll be interesting to find out who owns the car and why it was there in the first place. Good to know no one is hurt.
Joyce Solvig November 29, 2011 at 05:05 PM
People are always in a hurry with disregards to their safety! Not worth it!

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