Amtrak Train hit a Cyclist in Berwyn

Amtrak Train hit a Cyclist in Berwyn

The incident took place near Ridgeland Avenue when Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Train 380 hit a person just before 11 a.m. The train hit the bicyclist fatally on Monday morning in Berwyn (west suburban). Marc Magliari, spokesman of Amtrak, said, “A man was struck by the Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Train 380 at about 11:00 a.m.”.

Michael Cimaglia, Police Chief of Berwyn, also confirmed the incident and said, “The incident took place near Ridgeland Avenue”. He added, “The cyclist was found dead on the spot”. The medical examiner’s office of the Cook County has not given any details about the fatality of the cyclist. Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Train 380 was heading towards the Union Station in Chicago.

The train was halted after the incident. Magliari said at about 1 p.m. that the train will be on its way soon. He added, “The passengers and the employees of Amtrak remained safe during the incident”. It is really an unfortunate incident as the cyclist lost his life on the spot. The strike was proven to be a fatal one.

BNSF Railway Line of Metra is also facing serious issues due to this incident. The trains of BNSF Railway Line are facing extensive delays. The transit agency is giving the service alerts to the travelers. The trains are moving at a slower speed in the area as the single track is open for the trains. Metra said, “Some trains have gone out of the sequence due to the halt of Amtrak Train on the track”. The slow speed has also damaged the sequence of the trains as only a single track is open.

Metra said, “The riders are advised to listen to the announcements on the stations properly”. It added, “We are giving the updates to the riders on regular occasions”. The medical examiner’s office has not released the details about the cause of death of the victim. The trains are expected to come on course sooner rather than later, according to Magliari.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

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