Metra train strikes man in Maywood

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(MAYWOOD) An 18-year-old man was struck by a Metra train Monday afternoon in west suburban Maywood.

Inbound train No. 52 on the Union Pacific West Line struck the pedestrian about 3:25 p.m. near 1st Avenue and Main Street, while crossing the Des Plaines River bridge in Maywood, according to Meg Reile, a spokeswoman for Metra.

It was not known what the man was doing on the tracks, said Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh.

A 17-year-old, whose gender was not available, was near the tracks at the time of the incident, Bronaugh said. The teenager was not struck by the train and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Both people were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, authorities said.

All Union Pacific West Line trains — including train No. 52, which departed from Elburn at 2:25 p.m. — were stopped as a result of the crash, according to Metra.

Trains were on the move again about 4:15 p.m., but were delayed between 15 and 55 minutes, Metra reported at the time.

Maywood police could not immediately provide additional information on the crash.

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