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Chicago police officer hurt when patrol car struck by Metra train

The collision happened about 5 p.m. at a railroad crossing in 7700 block of West Grand Avenue in Elmwood Park. Chicago police said the officer was expected to recover.

A unmarked CPD car was struck by a Metra train Oct. 23, 2021, in Elmwood Park.
A unmarked CPD car was struck by a Metra train Oct. 23, 2021, in Elmwood Park.
Screenshot of Metra video

A Chicago police officer was hospitalized Saturday when their patrol car was struck by a Metra train in suburban Elmwood Park.

The collision happened about 5 p.m. at a railroad crossing in the 7700 block of West Grand Avenue, according to Chicago police and Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile.

The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, but was expected to recover, according to a police spokesman. No other details were made available.

No injuries were reported for anyone on the train, which had about 100 passengers, Reile said.

The train’s engineer reported both the gate and warning lights were working at the crossing, Reile said.

Metra is investigating the incident.