Woman seriously injured when struck by Metra train in Highland Park

The incident occurred just north of downtown Highland Park near Elm Place, according to Metra officials.

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The rear of a Metra northbound train at the Elm Place and First Street crossing in north suburban Highland Park. Train traffic was stopped after a woman was hit Thursday.

The rear of a Metra northbound train at the Elm Place and First Street crossing in north suburban Highland Park. Train traffic was stopped after a woman was hit Thursday.

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A woman suffered serious injuries Thursday evening after being struck by a Metra train in Highland Park.

The train was traveling outbound from Chicago when the woman, whose age is unknown, was hit about 5:40 p.m. just north of downtown Highland Park near Elm Place, according to Metra officials.

A Metra spokesperson said the woman was found alive by paramedics but lost a lot of blood from traumatic injuries. She was rushed to Advocate Condell Medical Center in serious condition.

The woman’s bike and personal belongings were recovered from a nearby sidewalk.

The Metra train was shut down for just over two hours, according to Metra officials. All trains began operating again shortly before 8 p.m. Extensive delays are anticipated.

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