Elmhurst emergency crews respond to man who allegedly jumped from moving train
ELMHURST — A free ride for four freight-train jumpers turned into no-trespassing citations when one was allegedly seen leaping from the locomotive Thursday near Elmhurst.
The Elmhurst police and fire departments responded to a report of a man hit by a train Thursday afternoon where tracks cross Haven Road in Elmhurst.
Fire Department Battalion Chief David Winker said he did not find anything at that location, but he followed the tracks east into Berkeley, where he found a man with lacerations on his head. The train had come to a stop at the Berkeley Metra Station, Winker said.
The man initially told police he had been walking along the tracks when the train came by and knocked him off balance, Winker said.
The man's story changed when three other men were then found in a train car. The group told police they had gotten on in Omaha and were planning to exit near Chicago. All four had planned to jump but only the one did.
"The engineer was relieved; he thought he had hit someone," Winker said.
Winker said Berkeley police charged all four men with no-trespassing citations. He said the man did not have serious injuries.
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