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Train strikes car in Glencoe, hospitalizing two

Two people were injured early Monday evening when a Metra train struck a car in Glencoe, according to a Metra spokesperson.

The outbound train struck the car just after 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at the Park Avenue crossing, officials said. Both injured individuals — an adult male and adult female — were sent to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, said Cary Lewandowski, director of Glencoe Public Safety, which responded to the scene.

The Park Avenue crossing is just south of Glencoe’s Metra Station. Lewandowki said the car was driving when it was struck, and according to Metra, first-responders had to extricate the male from the car.

Front view of the car after it was struck by a Metra train in Glencoe

“It is an unfortunate incident that is all still under investigation,” the Metra spokesperson said. “There is no indication … that the signal or crossing gate were malfunctioning, but that is all part of the investigation.”

Trains on the Metra UP-North line were halted for about an hour, resuming around 6:45 p.m., according to the Metra Twitter account.

Stay tuned to as this story develops.

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