Metra Train Crashes Into Semi (Video)

This morning in Mount Prospect there was a collision between a Metra train and a semi tractor trailer. This information was confirmed by a Metra spokesman. The driver of the semi tractor trailer was killed. Our condolences to the family.

metraThis accident happened at 8:45 am this morning. The location was Mount Prospect Rd. Train 636 on Metra Union Pacific’s Northwest Line struck the vehicle. All of the train cars remained in the upright position but the front wheels did derail.

While there were no reports of life threatening injuries to those that were on board the train there were some passengers that sought assistance and treatment at area hospitals. Since the intersection was a grade crossing that was protected with gates, lights and bells that were fully operating it is necessary that a investigation on the cause of the accident goes on.


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