Metra train hits vehicle near Norwood Park

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An inbound Metra train on the Union Pacific / Northwest Line hit a vehicle on the tracks at about 8:20 a.m. Friday near Norwood Park.

A message over the intercom instructed passengers on train No. 630 to “brace” before impact, according to passengers, and the train lost power, but did not derail.

The truck is described by passengers as a semi with a flatbed. The engineer reported the driver jumped from the truck before impact and survived, passengers said, and Metra confirmed there were no injuries.

Emergency crews are on the scene.

Here is the full story on our website: Metra train strikes vehicle in Norwood Park.

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John Blais and Jordan Owen contributed to this report.

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