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.READ MORE: Driver Injured After SUV Crashes Into Currency Exchange In West Englewood
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.READ MORE: CTA Red Line Trains Running With Delays After Early Morning Power Outage
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.