(STMW) — An elderly woman was pulled from her vehicle before it was struck by a Metra train Monday evening in Western Springs, causing “extensive” delays on the BNSF line.
At 5:17 p.m., the 80-year-old woman driving southbound on Wolf Road turned eastbound onto the railroad tracks, and her vehicle got stuck, according to Western Springs Police Sgt. John Piest.READ MORE: Man Shoots Himself In The Leg At Millennium Park
A good Samaritan pulled the woman from the vehicle, but the door was left open and was subsequently struck by the train, Piest said.
Train No. 1257, scheduled to arrive at Route 59 in Aurora at 5:40 p.m., struck the vehicle at 5:20 p.m., according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis.READ MORE: Noel Swerdlow, University Of Chicago Professor For More Than 30 Years And Top Expert On History Of Science, Dies At 79
The woman was taken to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital in La Grange, where she was treated and released, Piest said.
As of 7:06 p.m., all trains on the BNSF line were on the move, but running upwards of 90 minutes behind schedule as a result of the crash, according to Metra.MORE NEWS: COPA Releases Video Of Fatal Shooting Of Klevontaye White By CPD Officers, Federal Marshal
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