Metra BNSF trains running again after bicyclist fatally hit near Berwyn

SHARE Metra BNSF trains running again after bicyclist fatally hit near Berwyn
SHARE Metra BNSF trains running again after bicyclist fatally hit near Berwyn

Trains on the Metra BNSF line are running again but with long delays after a train fatally hit a bicyclist Tuesday evening near west suburban Berwyn, officials said.

About 6:45 p.m., outbound BNSF train No. 1373 hit a person trespassing on the tracks near Harlem Avenue, spokesman Tom Miller said.

Accoring to a statement from Riverside police, the person was a man riding a bicycle trying to cross the tracks even though the gates were down and lights were flashing.

Trains were halted in either direction at Harlem Avenue for more than 2 1/2 hours as officials investigated, according to Metra’s website.

BNSF trains are cleared to move through the area again as of about 9:25 p.m., but are running up to two hours late, according to Metra’s website.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality Tuesday evening.

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