Metra MD-N Train Hits Car In West Town

Sun-Times Media Wire
January 20, 2020 - 7:05 am
Authorities investigate the scene where a Metra train struck a car Jan. 19, 2020 in West Town.

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A woman suffered a minor cut when a Metra train hit a car Saturday in West Town on the Near West Side.

The 22-year-old woman was driving a Honda Civic when it got stuck while trying to cross the tracks at about 11:50 p.m. in the 300 block of North Green Street, according to Chicago police.

Inbound Metra Milwaukee District North train 2622, scheduled to arrive at Union Station at 11:58 p.m., hit the car, according to police and service alerts from Metra.

The woman suffered a minor cut to her nose and refused medical treatment, police said. No other injuries were reported.

Train 2622 is operating 40-50 minutes behind schedule and an outbound train scheduled to arrive in Fox Lake at 1:57 a.m. ran 50-60 minutes behind schedule, according to Metra. No further delays were reported on the line as of 5 a.m. Monday.

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