Elmhurst Train accident leads to the death of a Lombard man. He was struck and killed on the afternoon of Monday, 10th October 2022.
The man was identified as Rashad Oliver, aged 31, by the police. No other death or injury was reported.
The Elmhurst Police and Fire Departments were called to the south platform area of the Elmhurst Train Depot on Monday, October 10, 2022, at around 3:10 p.m. for a complaint of a pedestrian being hit by a train.
Just east of the Addison Avenue/Cottage Hill Avenue crossing, on the Union Pacific Railroad lines, responders discovered a dead adult male who had been hit by an approaching Metra passenger train.
Witnesses claimed to have seen the man move across the tracks at the crossing as the eastbound train approached, moving from north to south.
The Train Accident
A tragic collision involving an approaching Metra passenger train happened on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, just east of the Addison Avenue and Cottage Hill Avenue junction.
According to the police, witnesses witnessed a man cross the tracks as the approaching train came.
In Elmhurst on Monday afternoon, between Myrtle and Cottage Hills avenues, a pedestrian was killed in a collision with a train, according to the authorities.
As the eastbound train neared, witnesses reportedly saw the man cross the tracks at the crossing from north to south.
The event is the third in the past few weeks. A woman in Mokena was murdered by a Metra train last month.
A Metra train tragically struck a woman in Mount Prospect three days ago. Following the incident, Metra trains on the UP-West line became snagged.
According to a metra announcement, OB UP-W service has resumed on the nearby track as Elmhurst Police continue their on-site investigation into a pedestrian incident at the downtown Elmhurst stop.
The Elmhurst Police Department, Metra Police Department, and DuPage County Coroner’s Office are all still looking into the event.