4 critically injured, including pedestrian, after Metra strikes vehicle on Southwest Side


CHICAGO — Four people were critically injured when a Metra train hit a vehicle at a railroad crossing in the city’s Scottsdale neighborhood. That vehicle then struck a pedestrian.

Metra officials said around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, southbound Train No. 833 struck a car at 87th Street and Pulaski Avenue. The impact caused the car to hit a pedestrian.

Emergency crews had to extricate the three occupants from the car. They were transported to the hospital.

The pedestrian was also taken to the hospital.

All four are in critical condition. Two were listed in “extremely guarded condition” on transport and CPR was performed on at least one of those people.

Officials are investigating.

Trains were stopped for several hours — but are now moving again through the area.


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