Amtrak Train From Chicago Hits Semi in Joliet | NBC Chicago

Amtrak Train From Chicago Hits Semi in Joliet

The crossing was protected by gates and bells, which were operating at the time of the crash, an Amtrak spokesperson said

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    An Amtrak train from Chicago to St. Louis was being towed back to the city after it hit a semi-truck in suburban Joliet Friday.

    Lincoln Service Train no. 303 clipped the rear trailer of a semi trailer truck around 10:30 a.m. on Laraway Road, according to Amtrak spokesperson Renee Graham.

    The train was carrying 1,440 passengers, none of whom were injured in the crash, Graham said. The driver of the semi was also not injured.

    The crossing was protected by gates and bells, which were operating at the time of the crash, Graham said.

    The train is set be towed back to Chicago. Passengers will have the option of taking a bus from the scene or returning to Chicago and taking a later train to St. Louis Friday afternoon.
     

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