A man who drove a car into a train at a railroad crossing early Saturday in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood is facing DUI charges.
Esteban Alcala, 27, two misdemeanor counts of DUI and was issued citations for operating a motor vehicle without insurance, failure to reduce speed and disobeying railroad signals, according to Chicago Police.
Alcala was driving a white 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt west about 1:50 a.m. in the 3500 block of West 87th when he “drove directly into a passing train,” police said.
He suffered a cut to the head and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said. He lives in the Southwest Side West Lawn neighborhood.