A freight train struck a tractor-trailer truck Tuesday morning in northwest suburban Barrington, shutting down train and vehicle traffic in downtown Barrington.
The crash occurred at around 8:40 a.m. after the semi-truck’s back end was partially on the railroad tracks on Route 59 near James Street as the truck was heading southbound.
A freight train then clipped the back end of the semi-truck which hit two cars.
The driver of the tractor-trailer truck suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. No one else was injured.
Metra officials said inbound train No. 638, which was scheduled to arrive at Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago at 10:23 a.m., was stopped near Fox River Grove due to the freight train crash.
The roads and CN rail crossings were reopened to traffic at around 11:00 a.m..