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Police: Diver Hurt When Commuter Train Hits Car

WGIL Newsroom . State Sports 142

ROUND LAKE, Ill. (AP)–Police say a man was critically injured when his car was hit by a commuter train in the northeastern Illinois village of Round Lake.

Police Chief George Filenco tells WBBM Radio that the accident involving the Metra train happened about 1:45 a.m. Saturday when the car’s 46-year-old driver apparently tried to bypass railroad gates at the crossing.

None of the Metra train’s roughly 50 passengers were injured.

Fileco says emergency responders found the victim conscious and alert but trapped in the vehicle.

His medical status was not immediately known Saturday.