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Metra Train Hits Car In Northwest Suburbs

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A Metra train hit a reportedly unoccupied car early Tuesday in the northwest suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

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CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (CBS) — A Metra train slammed into a car Tuesday morning at a crossing on the border between Cary and Crystal Lake.

As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports, the situation could have been far worse.

The train, No. 604, hit the car at 5:19 a.m. at Three Oaks Road, Metra officials said.

Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said no injuries were reported, and it appeared the car was unoccupied.

The vehicle had been towed away by 6:20 a.m., and the train had left.

But the train, due into Chicago at 6:35 a.m., was 50 minutes late – a development that was expected to cause further delays.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.