2 hurt when Metra UP-NW train strikes taxi in Mount Prospect

Trains were stopped for about two hours after the collision Friday morning.

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A Metra UP-NW train struck a vehicle April 30, 2021 in Mount Prospect.

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Two people inside a taxi suffered minor injuries when a Metra UP-NW train struck their vehicle in northwest suburban Mount Prospect early Friday.

The collision occurred about 5:30 a.m. at Mount Prospect Road, according to a Metra spokesman Michael Gillis.

Two passengers in the cab suffered minor injuries, Gillis said. One person went to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, while the other went to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, he said.

UP-NW trains resumed moving at 7:20 a.m. with extensive delays, the transit agency said in an alert.

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