Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 to a report of a pedestrian struck by a Metra train.
The incident causing life-threatening injuries and major trauma to her legs occurred just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday when inbound Metra Milwaukee District West train No. 2210 struck the female pedestrian near the station in Elgin, 109 West Chicago Street, Elgin.
The woman was transported to Presence St Joseph Hospital in Elgin, and transferred by Flight for Life to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Witness reported a woman in her 30s appeared to have tripped while walking from east to west across the railroad tracks. She was alert and talking at the scene after suffering the injuries.
Metra Alert MD-W – Inbound Train Movement Halted Near Elgin – #2210 Struck A Pedestrian Near The Elgin Station – One Track Open – UPDATE
— Metra MD-W (@metraMDW) November 16, 2017
Train 2210 was due in Chicago at 7:35 a.m.
— WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) November 16, 2017
— Mike Lorber (@NBCSky5) November 16, 2017
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