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Chicago Train Accident Injures 33

posted 30 Sept 2013, 10:14 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 30 Sept 2013, 10:15 ]

Over 30 passengers are brought to Chicago hospitals during Monday's rush hour, after an out-of-service train collides into another full of passengers in a western suburb of the city.

 FOREST PARKILLINOISUNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 30, 2013) (NBC) -  Two Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains collided in a western suburb ofChicago during Monday morning's (September 30) rush hour, resulting in 33 injuries, the agency reported.

The incident happened at the Harlem Station in Forest ParkIllinois, west ofChicago. One train was standing at the station at the time of the accident at 7:45 a.m. local time, according to CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Thirty-three people were transported to nine area hospitals with what appeared to be non-serious injuries, Hosinski said. One of those requesting medical attention was a train operator.

Service on the line was shut down for a couple of hours and the station where the collision occurred remained closed after service was restored, the CTA said.