An incident involving a train striking a pedestrian near 1st Street and Elm Place in Highland Park left the victim hospitalized and extensive delays were reported by Metra Thursday evening. | Photo: Max Weingardt

A woman was transported to the hospital in unknown condition after being hit by a Metra train in Highland Park Thursday evening. Extensive delays are reported on the train line.

The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. Thursday near 1st Street and Elm Place in Highland Park.

Metra Union Pacific North line train 355 was traveling outbound from Chicago when it struck a pedestrian north of the intersection.

Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said the incident occurred near the train crossover, which is north of Elm Place along 1st Street.

The Highland Park Police Department, Highland Park Fire Department and Metra Police Department were sent to the scene.

An incident involving a train striking a pedestrian near 1st Street and Elm Place in Highland Park left the victim hospitalized and extensive delays were reported by Metra Thursday evening. | Photo: Max Weingardt

Paramedics transported the female victim to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Reile said the incident happened in a section of track that is not normally where someone would be crossing.

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The woman’s condition was not known. A bicycle and a backpack were found near the scene, Reile said.

As of 7:15 p.m., the scene was still being held by police for the investigation.

All inbound and outbound train movement was halted following the collision. Extensive delays were reported.