Details on this accident appear limited at this time, especially with regard to the causes of the accident.
According to the Hinsdale Police, the train accident happened at 7:03 p.m. at the Garfield Crossing. At that time, a 17-year-old girl was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad train.
The girl was first taken to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and then transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood for treatment of accident injuries.
This DuPage County train accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 14 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Teen struck by train in Hinsdale” as well as the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch article titled “Teen Struck By BNSF Train In Hinsdale.”