Metra UP-NW train hits car in Arlington Heights, driver injured; trains moving with delays

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Friday, December 9, 2022
Driver injured when Metra train strikes car in Arlington Heights
A Metra UP-NW train struck a car in Arlington Heights Thursday evening; the driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) -- Metra UP-NW trains are moving again with delays after a train struck a car on the tracks in Arlington Heights, officials said.

Train 631, which was scheduled to arrive in Crystal Lake at 6 p.m., struck a vehicle near Northwest Highway and Arlington Heights Road at about 5:20 p.m., according to Arlington Heights police.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries.

The crossing at Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway reopened around 7:30 p.m.

An investigation by Metra Police is ongoing.