Driver flees before vehicle hit by train

September 30, 2011 9:20:45 AM PDT
There were long delays for commuters Friday morning for commuters who ride Metra's Milwaukee District West Line.

A train struck a vehicle that ran onto the tracks near Itasca shortly before 7 a.m. The driver got out of the car before the train hit the front end of the vehicle. The car then spun out and landed on the tracks near Rohwling Road.

Some commuters who were on the outbound train were bused to Elgin.