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Man rescued before Metra train strikes car in Lombard

SHARE Man rescued before Metra train strikes car in Lombard
SHARE Man rescued before Metra train strikes car in Lombard

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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