Union Pacific Northwest Line Trains Stopped After Pedestrian Incident
Rolling Meadows and Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:34 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a train vs. pedestrian incident at the Union Pacific railroad tracks and Rohlwing Road at the boundary of Palatine and Rolling Meadows.
Metra reports outbound Train #659 was stopped after a pedestrian incident. Train #659 apparently hit a pedestrian just before 9:34 p.m. Wednesday. After stopping at Arlington Park, Train #659’s next stop on the schedule is Palatine. Thursday morning, officials released information that a 27-year-old woman was killed in the incident.
Metra reported last night that train #662 was stopped at Arlington Park. Inbound train 662 was delayed for about two hours.
Metra also reported last night that UP-NW line outbound train #661 would not operate past Cumberland. Outbound Metra train 661 was delayed for about an hour.
Witnesses reported the train hit a pedestrian at a high rate of speed when the female pedestrian jumped in front of the train.
The incident is in Rolling Meadows Fire Department jurisdiction. Palatine Fire Department also responded and was working at the scene. A light truck was set up to help firefighters work at the scene. Fire command requested that all trains be stopped in both directions during the recovery operation.
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