Person hit by Metra train in Palatine

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A Metra Union Pacific-Northwest train struck a pedestrian Saturday afternoon in northwest suburban Palatine.

Outbound train No. 709, which was expected to arrive in Crystal Lake at 3:05 p.m., struck a pedestrian near Palatine Road in Palatine about 2:30 p.m., according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller. Trains in both directions were halted near the scene as of 3:20 p.m.

Palatine police could not immediately provide further details about the incident.

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