Brookfield Train Accident: A automobile on the rails near Brookfield Road, just south of River Road, was struck by an Amtrak train on its way from Chicago to Seattle. A man in his 60s who was in the vehicle passed away, according to Brookfield police. There is no other information available about the man.
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The 183 passengers and personnel onboard did not sustain any injuries, according to reports. According to the police, their initial examination showed that the car’s driver had avoided the train crossing gates. Police told WISN 12 News that they were still attempting to identify the car’s driver, the victim.
In Brookfield and just spoke with the police chief. He says one man around the age of 60 is dead after an Amtrak train hit the vehicle that was on the track just after 5pm. (Audio may be difficult to hear, railroad crossing bells are still sounding) pic.twitter.com/tYhGtrKWDS
— Kendall Keys (@KendallKeysTV) November 18, 2022
Just after five o’clock, there was a collision. After more than four hours of delay, the train finally resumed its journey at 9:30 p.m. According to Amtrak, who is collaborating with regional law enforcement on the investigation, WISN 12 News.
Empire Builder Train 7 and 27, which departed Chicago (CHI) on 11/17, is stopped west of Milwaukee (MKE) due to ongoing police and ems activity near the tracks. We are anticipating a lengthy delay. We will be sure to give you updates as information becomes available.
— Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) November 17, 2022
Due to damage to property owned by the railroad company, the intersection’s train crossing may be closed for a number of days. In order to go north and south through the city of Brookfield, police advise cars to take Barker or Calhoun roads. “Be extremely cautious when nearing railroads. Don’t enter gates, and stay away from this region for the time being “Police Capt. Chris Garcia of Brookfield stated.