Metra transit train strikes semi truck in Niles, near Chicago, multiple injuries reported.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:17am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014

Metra train clips semi in Niles, Touhy to be closed through evening rush.

Evening rush hour traffic could be affected after a Metra crash near an I-94 exit in the north suburbs.

Evening rush hour traffic could be affected after a Metra crash near an I-94 exit in the north suburbs.

On Monday morning, an inbound Milwaukee District-North train struck a semi-truck in Niles near Touhy and Lehigh, closing roads in the area. Authorities from the Niles Police Department say Metra has asked that the roads remain closed for cleanup and repair until later Monday evening.

Multiple people were injured in the crash about 6 a.m. None of the injuries was life-threatening.

Trains across the other Metra lines were canceled or experiencing delays up to 110 minutes Monday morning, according to Metra's website.

People Involved: 
Roadway: 
I-94 exit
City: 
Niles, IL

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