SOUTH SHORE — Three adults and one child were seriously injured after their car was hit by Metra train in South Shore Tuesday night, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The crash happened at about 9:15 p.m. along the Metra Electric line, which runs down 71st Street, at the Merrill Avenue crossing.
All passengers were taken to the University of Chicago Medicine campus in serious-to-critical condition, department spokesperson Larry Merritt said.
A helicopter was heard flying over the neighborhood around the time of the crash.
Bystanders helped pull injured passengers out of the car, which was dragged about 200 feet, reported the Chicago Tribune.
The crash came hours after a pedestrian was hit by a train along Metra’s South Chicago line near 73rd Street, according to the Tribune. The person was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition.