Car Hit by Train in Hegewisch

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    One person was reportedly injured early Sunday when a car drove was hit by a freight train in the Far South Hegewisch neighborhood.

    One person was reportedly injured early Sunday when a car was hit by a freight train in the Far South Hegewisch neighborhood.

    The crash happened around 2 a.m. near East 130th Street and South Torrence Avenue when a car drove around the lowered gates of the train crossing and was hit by the oncoming freight train going westbound on a Norfolk Southern track, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    One person was critically injured and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and no one on the train was hurt, the Sun-Times reported.

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    With a train coming, Todd Pryzbyla says he begged his wife not to try to cross the tracks Thursday morning. Kim Vatis reports.

    Two other trains were reportedly delayed through the area for over an hour.