Man injured in Scottsdale Metra crash dies days later

Christopher Davis, 19, died from his injuries after a train hit a vehicle that struck him, authorities said.

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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 man who was critically injured after a Metra train hit a car last week on the Southwest Side died days later.

Christopher T. Davis, 19, was one of four people injured when the train hit the car at a railroad crossing Feb. 12 near 87th Street and Pulaski Road, a Metra spokesperson and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. 

An outbound SouthWest Service train hit the car about 7:30 p.m., and the impact caused the car to strike Davis, authorities said.

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. 

Davis was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 3:51 p.m. Feb. 14, authorities said.

Autopsy results released Sunday found he died of multiple injuries from the crash, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident.

Three other people hurt in the crash were taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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