Commuter Train Smacks Down 12 Cars in Chicago, Doesn't Derail

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Wow. Now and then we hear about a train taking out a car crossing the tracks, usually as a result of the driver's stupidity, but this one is a doozy. A Metra commuter train, en route from Chicago to Antioch, IL, took out a dozen vehicles this afternoon when the crossing gates failed to close. Many of the cars were pulverized into bits, and one SUV had its body ripped from the frame. So far, we've found no statement from Metra officials on the cause of the malfunction.

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