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Car `skimmed` by Metra train in Palatine

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PALATINE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A vehicle made contact with a Metra train Wednesday morning in northwest suburban Palatine.

A 41-year-old Palatine woman driving a Saturn Ion accidentally pulled too far forward on the train tracks behind other vehicles, and the train "skimmed" the car, Palatine Police Cmdr. Dave Deigel said.

The car was not even moved by the contact with the train, Deigel said. No one was injured.

Metra spokesman Tom Miller said the train, Union Pacific Northwest Line inbound no. 642, was either completely stopped or moving slowly at the time.

Passengers on the train were transferred to the next inbound train and were delayed about an hour, Miller said.

The woman was cited for blocking an intersection or grade crossing, Deigel said.

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