Updated 06/23/14 – 8:51 a.m.
CICERO, Ill. (CBS) — Trains on Metra’s BNSF Railway were halted near west suburban Hinsdale on Monday, after a train hit a car, just a few hours after earlier delays due to debris on the tracks in Cicero.READ MORE: Doggy Daycare Owner Appalled After State's Attorney Declines To Prosecute State Inspector Jose Guillen, Who Was Caught On Camera Groping Her
An inbound train that left the Fairview Avenue station in Downers Grove at 7:13 a.m. struck a car shortly before reaching the West Hinsdale station at 7:22 a.m., according to a Metra spokesperson. It was unclear if there were any injuries.READ MORE: Retired CPD Officer Richard Haljean Struck, Killed While Crossing Street In Hit-And-Run In Edison Park
Inbound trains were halted for nearly 40 minutes as a result of the crash, but were moving again by 8 a.m., with delays of up to 37 minutes. Outbound trains were halted for more than an hour, but were allowed to continue moving by shortly after 8:30 a.m., with delays of 33 to 75 minutes.
The accident in Hinsdale happened a little more than three hours after BNSF Railway trains were briefly halted due to debris on the tracks in west suburban Cicero.MORE NEWS: Disney On Ice Has Multiple Levels Of Precautions As They Perform Amid Pandemic
A freight train struck a bridge near 26th and Cicero around 4 a.m., scattering debris on all three tracks. As a result, Metra briefly halted service until the debris could be cleared from one track and trains could move again.