No injuries were reported in the incident, the Daily Herald reported.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, January 26
A car that broke down on the tracks near the Des Plaines Metra train depot was hit by an outbound train Friday evening, the Daily Herald reported. No injuries were reported, according to the newspaper.
Both vehicles reported stolen.
For the second time in a week an abandoned car was hit by a Metra train on the North Central line early Monday morning, the Daily Herald reported. For the story, visit the Daily Herald’s website. Both incidents involved vehicles that were reported stolen; the first owner was from Morton Grove and the second from Elgin. Des Plaines police, Metra police, Morton Grove and Elgin police are cooperating in the ongoing investigation. Meg Reile, spokesperson for Metra, said, on average, several abandoned vehicles are struck by Metra trains throughout its 11 lines in the Chicago area each year. These two incidents, on Nov. 29 and Dec. 5, were unusual because they occurred at the same crossing, with the same train, within a week, she said. No …