Woman hurt after Metra train strikes SUV in Hometown

CHICAGO (STMW)- A woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when her SUV was struck by a Metra train Wednesday morning in southwest suburban Hometown, near the Chicago border.

Inbound Southwest Service train No. 808 struck a vehicle near 87th and Pulaski at 7:25 a.m., according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller. The train was originally scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:55 a.m.

The Hometown Fire Department responded to the crash and removed the driver, a woman in her 40s, from the Chrysler Pacifica, according to Deputy Fire Chief James Russell.

The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life-threatening injuries, Russell said. She was the only person in the SUV.

Southwest Service trains were on the move again after the crash, running between 25 and 35 minutes late, according to Metra’s website.

CTA buses No. 53A South Pulaski and No. 87 87th buses were temporarily rerouted in the area after the crash.

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