Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Barrington/Countryside firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:28 PM Wednesday September 27, 2017 to a report of a car vs Metra train crash at Kelsey Road and Plum Tree Road Lake Barrington, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics on arrival reported a car crash with a Metra train with the personal car torn in half. Kelsey Road and Plum Tree Road intersect Northwest Highway between Cuba Road and Route 22, just east of Fox River Grove
The wrecked personal vehicle was a 4-door sedan, and was located north of the intersection after the crash. One occupant, the driver, was in the vehicle, and was suffering life-threatening injuries. There is no confirmation whether any passenger on board the train were injured.
Two additional ambulances dispatched at 7:39 p.m. At least four total ambulances were on the scene.
Metra Alert UP-NW – Inbound And Outbound Train Movement Halted Near Fox River Grove, Outbound Train #653 Struck A Vehicle
Inbound and outbound train movement has been halted near Fox River Grove due to train #653 striking a vehicle.
Extensive delays are anticipated. Please listen to platform announcements for delay times or refer to Track Your Train located on metrarail.com for current delay information. Updates will be provided. Metra apologizes for this inconvenience.
Metra Train #653 scheduled departure from Chicago OTC was 6:25 p.m. and had a scheduled stop in downtown Arlington Heights at 7:00 p.m.
This week is US Rail Safety Week (OPERATION LIFESAVER — oli.org)
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E38 E37
SQUAD(S): SQD ??
EMS: A38 A37 Fox River Grove Ambulance
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