Friday, April 19, 2013
Additional crossing gates would prevent commuters from walking unawares onto the railroad tracks on Pearson Street, said a shaken Des Plaines resident who witnessed a train hit and kill a pedestrian on Tuesday.
Additional safety precautions are necessary at a Des Plaines railroad crossing, a Des Plaines resident said after seeing a commuter hit by a train on Tuesday morning. Tim Lally, of Des Plaines, had just arrived for a train he usually takes to Chicago a short time before 7:30 a.m. when what Lally described as an accident occurred. Lally, a software trainer, and his neighbor stood on the sidewalk on the southwest side of the railroad tracks at Pearson and Ellinwood streets, behind activated crossing gates, as an express train to Chicago not scheduled to stop in Des Plaines approached the depot. A man standing on the center platform had been speaking with an elderly woman before turning away from her and walking southeast onto Pearson …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
He was struck by a Metra train Friday night.
The man struck and killed by a Metra train Friday night has been identified as Marcial Lozado, 70. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death an accident. Earlier: Man Killed By Train in Morton Grove Metra and Morton Grove police responded after the man was hit by an outbound train, headed for Fox Lake, at about 9:10 p.m. Friday evening. Crews remained on the scene, about a block north of the Morton Grove station, until at least 11 p.m. Like Patch on Facebook Get Patch news in a daily email. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Story is updated with additional information. It happened about 9:10 p.m. Friday night near the Metra station.
Update: The person killed was a man, born in 1942 and thus approximately age 70, according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller. The man was walking on or near the tracks, he said, and may have crossed the tracks. As of Saturday afternoon, his next of kin had not been found to notify them. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office may rule on the cause of death early in the coming week. Original story: At 10:30 p.m. Friday night, Metra police were still on the scene of a collision between a train and a pedestrian. Metra Spokesman Tom Miller confirmed the pedestrian was killed. He did not have the gender or age of the person or any other information. The 4153 Milwaukee Road North line train was headed outbound toward Fox Lake, and passengers on…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The 38-year-old man, Danny You, was crossing the Morton Grove train tracks Tuesday to greet his bride when the tragedy occurred.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Danny You was on top of the world, a friend said, and was crossing train tracks in Morton Grove to meet his fiancee on the other side. She saw the train strike him.
Danny You died on what had been one of the happiest days of his life, a friend said Thursday. You, 38, was crossing the train tracks in Morton Grove at about 6 p.m. Tuesday to meet his fiancee on the other side, said Michael Slattery of Skokie, who identified himself as You's roommate, friend and co-worker at a Morton Grove moving company. "He was on top of the world, because they were supposed to get married Wednesday (the following day)," Slattery said. "He had it all set. They were going to get married at the courthouse." You had taken time off work that morning to get the marriage license, and he planned to surprise his intended with a honeymoon in Hawaii, Slattery added. Those plans changed in an instant when You stepped onto the …