Driver Injured After Metra UP-NW Train Strikes Vehicle in Arlington Heights

Two Metra trains, shown in the bottom of the image, remain on a train line near the intersection of two roads in Arlington Heights. A dark-colored SUV, which was struck by one of the trains, rests just to the north of the intersection
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Metra trains were shut down for hours in both directions near Arlington Heights on Thursday evening after a commuter train struck a vehicle, leaving the driver of that vehicle injured.

According to officials, a train on Metra’s UP-NW line struck a vehicle near the intersection of Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway.

Arlington Heights police say that the driver of the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and was taken to an area hospital.

Trains were halted in both directions on the line, but have since resumed with "significant delays," the agency said. The rail-grade crossing has also been cleared, officials say.

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