Two Injured When Pickup Hit By Train In Itasca

ITASCA, Ill. (CBS) — Two people were injured overnight when a train hit a pickup truck in northwest suburban Itasca.

At 2:53 a.m. Sunday, the Itasca Fire Protection District reported to an accident at the railroad crossing on Rohlwing Road north of Irving Park Road, according to Itasca Deputy Fire Chief John Radzinski.

A pickup truck had been hit by a train at that crossing and two people in the car were injured, Radzinski said.

A female passenger in the truck had to be extricated from the vehicle and she was flown to an area hospital by a Lifestar medevac helicopter, according to Radzinski.

The driver was taken by ambulance to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.

Neither victim’s condition was immediately available, but Radzinski said it was likely that the female passenger was critically injured, given that she was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter.

The accident was under investigation Sunday morning. It was not immediately known whether the vehicle went around crossing gates, or if the gates were malfunctioning.

Radzinski said it appeared the car had been struck by two locomotives.

  • Marcleta Kyles

    I were told that the young lady (Eva Myers) has die Monday, family release her from life support. My prays goes out to her family, RIP Eva Myers and god bless

  • Marcleta Kyles

    I don’t know anything about her boyfriend and sorry to say I never mat him, but hoping that he has survive this accident. It is very sad and emotional that this had to happen to the both of them. So my prays goes out to his family as well, please stay in faith and god will provide. Amen!!!

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