Man Hit by Union Pacific Freight Train in Downtown Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded to a report of a train versus pedestrian incident about 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the downtown Metra station, 45 West Northwest Highway.

A Union Pacific freight train struck a male pedestrian just before 10:45 a.m. at 45 W. Northwest Hwy. in Arlington Heights. The man was conscious when police arrived, who reported the location of the victim at the railroad tracks and Arlington Heights Road. Firefighter/paramedics put notified Northwest Community Hospital Emergency Department of a trauma alert, and their patient was designated to Level I Trauma Center Advocated Lutheran General Hospital.

No Metra passenger trains were involved in the incident. All train traffic was stopped temporarily while the man was rescued from the railroad tracks, and at least two Metra passenger trains were delayed.

The man was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

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