Hit By Train’s Step Ladder: Man Falls to Ground While Getting Off Metra Train

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Video: Firefighter/paramedics crew rescues a man that fell of train that was stopped at the Arlington Heights downtown train station.

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded at 10:35 p.m. Saturday to a report that a pedestrian was hit by a train. Metra originally reported that the passenger was injured when he was exiting the train with another man at Dunton Avenue and the Union Pacific railroad tracks. The train was reported to be stopped when the man fell off of the train while exiting. Later it was reported that the man walked south, but then turned north walking in front of the train. He was clipped a ladder on the lead passenger car with the engineer sitting on top. The engine was pushing from behind. The train was going very slow, and a conductor heard a thump, and saw the stricken man, and was able to immediately stop the train.

A man about 50-years-old was found lying near a stopped inbound train (Train #726), just east of Dunton Avenue and east of the Metra downtown Arlington Heights station.

The man was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital — instead of Northwest Community Hospital — with an extra paramedic assisting the emergency medical services crew.

Metra police are investigating. The accident is apparently the jurisdiction of Metra police.

Train #726 on schedule arrives Arlington Heights inbound to Chicago at 10:32 p.m. Also on schedule, Train #726 arrives Chicago at 11:23 p.m.

On Saturday night, after the incident, the Metra train left Arlington Heights for Chicago at 11:10 p.m.


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