Person Hit By Train
Trains on Metra’s Rock Island Line were back on a normal schedule Monday afternoon, hours after an inbound train from Joliet it a pedestrian near New Lenox.
A series of pedestrians and vehicles have been hit in recent weeks by Metra trains, more often than not with deadly consequences. The state investigator who is assigned to most such accidents says most are perfectly avoidable.
Most of the CTA’s Red Line trains were suspended for about two hours on the South Side Thursday night because a man was killed by a train, authorities said.
A person was hit by a train Tuesday, and ended up pinned underneath, in the Red Line subway near the Clark and Division stop.
An elderly woman was killed by a Metra train overnight when she apparently got lost in McHenry County, began driving on the railroad tracks and then got out of her car and began walking along the tracks.
Power was shut off for about an hour on the CTA’s Red Line on the South Side Monday afternoon and shuttle buses were called into service after a person was hit by a train.