UPDATED: Metra Train Strikes Man Near Central Street
On Sunday, Nov. 4, a Metra train struck and seriously injured a 36-year-old Chicago man near the Central Street station. Officials say the man was attempting suicide when he jumped in front of the train.
A Metra train struck a 36-year-old Chicago man near the Central Street station around 8 p.m. Sunday night, according to officials.
Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott told Patch that the man jumped in front of the train in an attempted suicide. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was in critical condition as of 10 a.m. Monday.
Union Pacific North train No. 824 was headed southbound from Kenosha, WI, when it hit the man on the tracks, according to Mike Gillis, spokesperson for Metra. He said train service was stopped for approximately an hour and a half as officials investigated the scene on Sunday night.