Train, vehicle collide in downtown Arlington Heights

  • A Metra train sits on the track Monday in downtown Arlington Heights after it collided with an SUV.

      A Metra train sits on the track Monday in downtown Arlington Heights after it collided with an SUV. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The Metra train on the right creeps past another train that had collided with an SUV Monday morning in downtown Arlington Heights.

      The Metra train on the right creeps past another train that had collided with an SUV Monday morning in downtown Arlington Heights. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 5/9/2022 9:51 PM

A Metra train collided with an SUV Monday morning in downtown Arlington Heights, briefly snarling traffic in the area, authorities said.

The crash at the intersection of Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway occurred about 9:50 a.m. when the westbound commuter train struck the front of the vehicle, officials said.

 

There was no report regarding injuries from authorities, though the initial report was dispatched as a traffic crash with injuries. Metra police did not reply to a request for comment Monday.

Arlington Heights Road was closed to southbound traffic for about an hour while Metra and Union Pacific Railroad personnel conducted repairs to the train, which had minor damage. Northbound traffic was open but backed up at the intersection, and trains were delayed in both directions.

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