CHICAGO (CBS) — Service on Metra’s BNSF Railway Line was halted for nearly an hour, after a train struck a pedestrian in west suburban Downers Grove late Wednesday morning.
Downers Grove police said officers responded to a report of a person struck by a train at the Belmont Road crossing around 11:30 a.m.
The victim was conscious and breathing, and talking to paramedics who responded to the scene, according to police. Metra said an ambulance took the victim to a hospital.
Metra said all inbound and outbound BNSF Railway trains were halted after the accident, but moving again Wednesday afternoon with delays of 40 to 50 minutes.