No train passengers were injured in a crash involving a DCTA train and pickup truck Monday evening.
Adrienne Hamilton, spokeswoman for the transportation authority, said the train was carrying 12 passengers at the time of the collision.
The train reportedly was traveling at 60 mph and preparing to slow down to 45 mph at the time of the collision.
The driver was westbound and allegedly struck the northbound train at the Hickory Hills Boulevard crossing in Hickory Creek about 6:50 p.m. Monday.
“At this point, I know the individual collided with our train, and our crossing arms were down,” Hamilton said. She did not know whether the truck was driven around or through the crossing arms.
She directed further questions toward the Hickory Creek police department, which could not be reached Monday night.
“We encourage motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to be vigilant around our train crossings and be aware of safety signage, signal lights and crossing gates at all times,” Nicole Recker said in a press release.
Recker is vice president of marketing and communications with DCTA.
It is not clear whether the driver of the pickup survived the incident.