Metra train hits passenger in Geneva

Published: 11/29/2007 7:38 PM | Updated: 11/29/200 7:06 PM

An pedestrian was hit by a Metra commuter train on the Union Pacific West Line railroad tracks about 5:30 this afternoon in Geneva, according to police.

The Geneva Fire Department said the unidentified pedestrian was killed. The accident was just east of the Fox River and west of Crissey Avenue.

Train No. 41, which was due to stop in Geneva before arriving in Elburn at 5:35 p.m., remains parked with about one-third of the train on the bridge.

Many of the passengers on the westbound train walked from the accident site back to the Geneva train station, according to police. Metra was to provide transportation to those passengers going beyond the Geneva stop. Those walking back to the station used the bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the river at the south end of Island Park.

As of 6:45 p.m., trains to Elburn were moving again but 20 to 65 minutes behind schedule, according to Metra. Train No. 51, scheduled to arrive in LaFox at 6:25 p.m., was stopped near West Chicago, and the duration of the delay is unknown, according to Metra.

Metra train No. 45, scheduled to arrive in Geneva at 5:47 p.m., was to pick up passengers from train No. 41 and make all stops to Elburn. Train No. 45 is up to 65 minutes behind schedule, according to Metra.