UPDATE 3/7/2014: Initially witnesses that called 911 reported they thought the person hit by the train was in her 20s. The female was discovered to be a teen, age 17.
Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:43 PM Friday to Half Day Road and the Metra North Central Line in Buffalo Grove, just south of the Prairie View Metra station. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a female in her 20s intentionally walked into a train near the railroad grade at Half Day Road.
Early reports indicate that the victim was moving after she was hit by the slow-moving train. All Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedics are working on medical treatment of the victim.
There is no confirmation that the victim intentionally walked into the train at this time.
A train is stopped at the scene, and all other trains in the area have been stopped from approaching the scene.
NCS Advisory – Inbound Train #116 To Arrive Chicago At 4:35 P.M. – Pedestrian Incident. http://t.co/7onDHeRl6Y
— Metra (@Metra) December 20, 2013
Train #116, scheduled to arrive Chicago at 4:35 p.m., is stopped in the vicinity of Prairie View due to a pedestrian incident. Estimated time of delay will be approximately 60-120 minutes. Metra will provide updated information as it becomes available.
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