Woman Injured After Metra Train Hits SUV in Hometown

A woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when her SUV was struck by a Metra train Wednesday morning in southwest suburban Hometown, near the border with Chicago.

Inbound Southwest Service train No. 808 struck a vehicle near 87th and Pulaski at 7:25 a.m., according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller. The train was originally scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:55 a.m.

The Hometown fire department responded to the crash and removed the driver, a woman in her 40s, from the Chrysler Pacifica, according to Deputy Fire Chief James Russell.

The woman taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life threatening injuries, Russell said. She was the only person in the SUV.

Southwest Service trains were on the move again after the crash and running between 25 and 45 minutes late, according to Metra’s website.

CTA buses No. 53A South Pulaski and No. 87 87th buses are rerouted in the area, according to a CTA alert.

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