The Daily Herald reports that an Illinois train collision claimed the life of one bicyclist on Monday, June 25. The victim, who officials estimate is around 30-years-old, was crossing from the outbound to inbound platform when he was struck around 6:30 a.m. in Hanover Park. The bicyclist had attempted to ride across the pedestrian crossing, which had activated lights and bells, according to a Metra spokeswoman. The inbound train, No. 2208, was not scheduled to stop at the Hanover Park station.
Officials were still in the process of trying to notify the victim’s family on Monday evening and were withholding his name until family members were notified. Metra officials said that initial indications were that the tragic collision was an accident, but the Metra spokeswoman states that the “coroner will have the final ruling.” Immediately following the accident, inbound and outbound Milwaukee District West Line trains were stopped, experiencing delays of about an hour Monday morning.
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