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Metra train strikes vehicle in Elmhurst

(ELMHURST) A Metra train struck a vehicle that drove around downed crossing gates Monday evening in west suburban Elmhurst.

Outbound Union Pacific West Line train train No. 45 “clipped” a vehicle about 5:30 p.m. near West Street in Elmhurst, according to Tom Miller, a spokesman for Metra.

Elmhurst Deputy Police Chief Dominic Panico said the driver of the vehicle, a woman in her 50s, went around the downed crossing gates.

The woman was “conscious, alert and talking” after the crash, and was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Panico said.

All trains on the UP West Line were halted as a result of the crash, but were on the move again about 5:45 p.m.