Pedestrian struck on Metra UP Northwest Line injured arm

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A pedestrian was struck Saturday night on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line near northwest suburban Park Ridge. | NVP Video

A man was hospitalized after being struck Saturday night by a train on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line near northwest suburban Park Ridge.

The engineer on Train 725, which was scheduled to arrive in Harvard 10:30 p.m., saw the 47-year-old man jump in front of the train from the bushes near Dee Road and the crossing about 9:10 p.m., according to Park Ridge police and Metra officials.

The man suffered injuries to his arm and was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.

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