Person Struck By Train
Jeffrey Bellinger, a student at the Hanover Central Middle School, in Cedar Lake, was walking along the side of a set of CSX railroad tracks Tuesday afternoon, about 200 feet north of the 137th Avenue crossing in Cedar Lake, Ind., when he was struck from behind by a train that was unable to stop.
Officers responded to a call of a person down on the tracks between the Chicago and Division platforms at 10:23 a.m., police said. They found the body of a man who appears to be in his 20s, police said. He was dead at the scene.
A pedestrian was struck by two outbound Metra trains that had been linked together Sunday night on the Union Pacific/Northwest Line in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.
About 6:40 p.m., the three-locomotive, 137-car train carrying coal from Wyoming to an electric company in Wisconsin hit a person near Cove Lane and Dearlove Road in Glenview, according to Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis.
A woman was struck and killed by a Metra train Tuesday morning in north suburban Highwood, causing significant delays for commuters during the morning rush.
A west suburban woman was fatally struck by a freight train Thursday night near west suburban Maywood, causing Metra delays overnight on the Union Pacific/West Line.
The pedestrian was struck about 5:10 at the Des Plaines Train Depot at 1501 E. Miner St., according to a Metra spokesman and police. Witnesses said the pedestrian, a man in his 40’s, stepped off the train platform in front of the moving train as it approached the station.
About 12:20 a.m., a man riding his bike was struck by a northbound train as he attempted to go around the gates near the CTA Kimball station in the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said.
The final moments of a 14-year-old’s life are shown on a Union Pacific railroad videotape seen just yesterday by the police chief in Maple Park, about 60 miles west of Chicago.
Service on the CTA Orange Line was disrupted for about two hours on Tuesday, after a man was struck and killed by a train near the Ashland station.
The man, believed to be in his 20’s, was walking south on the tracks at Lake Street Crossing near Hillside Avenue when witnesses saw him step in to the path of a freight train headed north.
A 17-year-old boy who attended Taft High School was struck and killed by a Metra train on Friday, just blocks away from school.
The woman, 56, was found at approximately 10 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Narragansett Avenue, or near the Galewood Metra station.
Trains on Metra’s Union Pacific/Northwest Line were being delayed Wednesday morning, after a cyclist was struck by a train near Mount Prospect.
Witnesses said 15-year-old Diquan Thomas and a 17-year-old friend both tried to cross in front of the oncoming train. The older teen made it across successfully, but Thomas was hit by the train.
An eastbound freight train struck the man on the Union Pacific tracks in Wheaton.
Paramedics found him just after 8 p.m. near 114th Street and South Wentworth Avenue.
A man died Tuesday morning when he was struck by a Metra train as he was crossing the tracks in Downers Grove.
Metra trains are moving again on the Union Pacific North line after being halted Wednesday evening when a pedestrian was fatally struck near the Rogers Park station.
The death of a man who was hit by a freight train Friday night in west suburban Riverside was a suicide, an autopsy has determined.