There was a bicycle accident on Friday morning (July 15, 2016) in which a man riding a bicycle was struck by a Metra train crossing at Dempster Street and Lehigh Avenue in Morton Grove.
The accident involved a 53-year-old man being “lightly” struck by the northbound train at approximately 9:05 a.m.
An excerpt from the Morton Grove Champion article of July 15, 2016, titled “Cyclist hospitalized after being hit by Metra train in Morton Grove,” that discusses the bicyclist’s condition following the accident:
He was conscious and talking when paramedics transported him to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to Morton Grove Police. Witnesses told police the man appeared to have attempted to cross the tracks while the gates were down and the signals were on.
According to Morton Grove Police, the man’s injuries were considered to be “moderate” in nature and included lacerations on his body.
The train signals and railroad gates appeared to be working properly at the time of the accident, according to Morton Grove Police Cmdr. Paul Yaras.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Morton Grove Champion article mentioned above as well as the July 15 Niles Patch article titled “Bicyclist Hurt After Metra Train Hits Him at Morton Grove Crossing.”
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