June 27, 2024

Car strikes train in Union

A Woodstock woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after striking a train on Seeman Road in Union early this morning. 

McHenry County Sheriff’s Police, McHenry County Conservation Police, Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts, Union Fire Protection District, and Union Pacific responded to a call for a crash involving a 2017 Honda Civic and a Union Pacific train at about 7:01 a.m. today. The female driver, and sole occupant, was traveling southbound near the 8000 block of Seeman Road when she struck the train, which was traveling westbound.

The driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Northwestern Hospital in Huntley. There were no injuries reported on the train. 

The railroad crossing at Seeman Road does not have any lights or gates.

The crash remains under investigation by Union Pacific Railroad.