Metra Accident

Metra Train Hits Abandoned Car At Crossing, For Second Time

For the second time in a week, a Metra train hit an abandoned car Monday morning at a minor road crossing in Des Plaines.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Even With Cops Present, Drivers And Pedestrians Try To Beat Trains At Crossings

When it comes to train crossings, Metra says close calls happen way too often. On Thursday, police set up stings to stop them. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.



Signs Confusing Some Motorists In Evanston

The warnings urge drivers to stop for pedestrians, but some people behind the wheel are reflexively hitting the brakes at all times.