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updated: 2/17/2014 10:40 PM

Metra train slamming car in Des Plaines caught on video

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An outbound Metra train on the Union Pacific line struck a vehicle in Des Plaines this afternoon, and NBC Chicago aired video of it.

At about 4 p.m., a 2005 Ford Taurus trying to make a left-hand turn from westbound Miner Street onto River Road got stuck in slush and snow on the tracks, said Des Plaines Sgt. Jeff Rotkvich.

The tires began slipping and the car eventually stalled out on the tracks, he said.

Train 623 struck the front end of her vehicle doing extensive damage but not injuring the driver, he said. The driver was not cited, Rotkvich said.

"We're just lucky that she wasn't a fatal," he said. "There's been people sliding all over the place."

The train began moving again within the hour, he said.

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