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Winnetka Man Found Unconscious Near Glencoe Metra

It appears that he fell and hurt his head, not that he was hit by a train.

The following is from the Village of Glencoe:

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on April 24, 2014, Metra personnel reported seeing an unidentified male subject on the ground near the Union Pacific / Metra railroad tracks in Glencoe, south of the train station at Park Avenue. 

Glencoe Public Safety personnel responded and located the subject on railroad property south of Hazel Avenue; the subject was unconscious and breathing.

The initial investigation indicates that the subject may have fallen while walking near the railroad tracks, causing a laceration to his the head. It does not appear that he was struck by a train.

Glencoe Paramedics transported the subject to Evanston Hospital. Metra and Union Pacific officials arrived on scene and are assisting with the investigation.  

The subject has been identified as 49 year old David DiPaolo of Winnetka. Investigators have been unable to speak with Mr. DiPaolo due to his medical condition. 
Greg Kenney April 25, 2014 at 02:55 PM
Congratulations to the alert Metra train operator who was observant enough to stop the train and call the fire department.
Stu Pidasso April 27, 2014 at 02:41 PM
there seems to be more to the story than what is being shared.Who in their right mind is walking next to the tracks before daybreak? why no hand injury trying to break the fall? drugs involved? drinking? " dressed for the season"? looks like someone is trying to run interference here! When is the last time you've seen that statement in print?? it does'nt add up.
Rufus April 28, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Maybe we should just pray for the man and his family. I worked with him for 10 years and he is a good person. Judge less and pray more - please.

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