Driver, 82, uninjured when train hits car in Mount Prospect

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An 82-year-old man walked away apparently unscathed after a train hit his car Tuesday afternoon in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.

At 2:12 p.m. police responded to the Union Pacific railroad crossing with Main Street near Prospect Avenue for a report of a car struck by a train, Mount Prospect police said.

A Honda Accord had been going south on Main Street in the curb lane when it went under the railroad gates despite active warning signals and was hit by the northwest-bound train, police said.

The elderly Mount Prospect man had to be extricated and was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. He appeared to be uninjured, police said. He was cited for disobeying a railroad signal.


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