Metra Electric trains halted at Hazel Crest after pedestrian struck

HAZEL CREST, Ill. (WLS) -- A pedestrian was struck by an inbound train on the Metra Electric District line near Hazel Crest Thursday morning.

Inbound Train No. 708 hit a person between the Hazel Crest and Calumet stations around 8:15 a.m.

Inbound and outbound service was temporarily stopped for an investigation.

Officials said a female was sitting on the platform with her legs dangling and sustained injuries to one foot. She is expected to be OK.

Metra advised riders to listen for real-time announcements on trains and on platforms or check the Metra Electric Twitter account or for the latest updates.
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