Friday, May 23, 2014
Originally Published: May 19, 2014, Staff Report, Chicago Tribune
Two pedestrians were taken to the hospital after possibly being hit by a Metra train in Maywood this afternoon, officials said.
A person was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood following the incident near 1st Avenue and Main Street about 3:25 p.m. in the west suburb, said Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile.
Maywood Fire Chief Craigh Bronaugh said two people were taken to Loyola from the area after they “walked off the tracks under their own power.” He did not have detailed information on the patients or their conditions.
Union Pacific West Line train No. 52 had been inbound to downtown Chicago from Elburn at the time of the incident, Reile said.
Trains were stopped for about an hour before resuming about 4:20 p.m. Outbound trains were held in the Ogilvie Transportation Center while the incident was dealt with and investigated.
A Maywood fire official declined to immediately comment.
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