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Metra Train Hits Pickup Truck in Fox River Grove

A slow-moving Metra train struck a pickup truck at the Lincoln Avenue crossing in Fox River Grove on Thursday, Dec. 12.

A view of the Route 14 and Lincoln Avenue intersection. Source: Google Maps.
A view of the Route 14 and Lincoln Avenue intersection. Source: Google Maps.
A Metra train struck a pickup truck at about 11:12 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Lincoln Avenue in Fox River Grove, the Northwest Herald is reporting. The pickup driver was traveling eastbound on Route 14, turned right on Lincoln Avenue, drove through the railroad gate crossing, and stopped on the train tracks.

The front end of the pickup was hit by a slow-moving Metra train just arriving at the station. Firefighters had to extricate the man from his truck. The unidentified man was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, the Herald reports. 


JOHN WOZNIAK December 13, 2013 at 08:22 AM
I CAN'T GET OVER ALL THESE TRAINS KILLING PEOPLE AND HITTING CARS AND TRUCKS. LET'S STOP STANDING AND RUNNING OR DRIVING IN FRONT OF THEM, AS THEY CAN'T CHASE YOU BECAUSE THEY ARE ON A FIXED TRACK !

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