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Pedestrian Hit by Freight Train in Grayslake

The condition of the person hit by the freight train was not known as of early Monday afternoon, according to media reports.

The accident occurred on the train tracks near the intersection of Lake Street and Hillside Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Credit: GoogleMaps
The accident occurred on the train tracks near the intersection of Lake Street and Hillside Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Credit: GoogleMaps
A pedestrian was hit by a freight train Monday morning near a crossing close to the intersection of Lake Street and Hillside Avenue in Grayslake, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

The accident involving a freight train occurred about 8:30 a.m. on the Metra North Central line, which operates on the same tracks as the freight train, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

The condition of the person who was hit by the train was not immediately known, according to ABC 7 Chicago. 

The accident halted Metra train 101, which was scheduled to arrive in Antioch at 8:48 a.m., and passengers were bussed to Antioch, while passengers on inbound train 112 were bussed from Round Lake, Lake Villa and Antioch to Grayslake where a train was expected to bring them into the city, according to ABC 7 Chicago. 

Train 114, which was scheduled to depart at 11 a.m., was operating 50 to 55 minutes behind schedule, according to the Metra webiste. Passengers on Train 114 in Antioch, Lake Village, Round Lake and Grayslake were bussed to the Prairie Crossing station where a train would bring them into Chicago. That train was on the move as of 12:30 p.m., according to the Metra website. 

Patch.com will update with more information when it becomes available. 

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