4 critically injured after Metra train hits vehicle in Scottsdale

Outbound SouthWest Service train 833 hit the vehicle about 7:30 p.m. near 87th Street and Pulaski Road, according to Metra spokeswoman Katie Dahlstrom.

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A Metra train hit a vehicle in Scottsdale on the Southwest Side

A Metra SouthWest Service train hit a vehicle Feb. 12, 2020, near 87th Street and Pulaski Road in Scottsdale on the Southwest Side.

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A Metra train hit a vehicle at a railroad crossing Wednesday in Scottsdale on the Southwest Side, critically injuring four people.

Outbound SouthWest Service train 833 hit the vehicle about 7:30 p.m. near 87th Street and Pulaski Road, according to Metra spokeswoman Katie Dahlstrom. After it was hit, the vehicle struck a person who was nearby.

Surveillance video shared with the Sun-Times appears to show the moments before the collision. A car stops just past the train crossing gate before the gate comes down on top of the car’s trunk.

The car attempts to reverse, and then drives forward into the path of the approaching train.

Two adults were taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to Chicago Fire Department officials. Another two were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were also listed in critical condition.

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