Man rescued before Metra train strikes car in Lombard

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Several people helped rescue an elderly driver from a vehicle stuck on the Metra tracks Monday night in west suburban Lombard.

Just before 8:30 p.m., the driver had driven onto the tracks near Grace Street and St. Charles Road, according to a Metra spokesman.

Witnesses pulled the driver out of the car while officers were en route to the scene, according to a statement from Village of Lombard officials.

The Elburn-bound No. 65 train then rammed into the unoccupied car, Metra said. The following trains scheduled in both directions had up to hour-long delays, with one of the Chicago-bound trains getting canceled later that evening.

No one was injured, according to the statement.

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