Published September 30, 2013
About four dozen people were injured Monday when a Chicago Transit Authority train smashed crashed into another at a station in the western suburb of Forest Park.
Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone says none of the injuries were serious. He says the injured were taken to ten hospitals, most complaining of back and neck pain. Calderone says it appears one westbound train and one eastbound train collided on the tracks at the Harlem station. A section of one of the train cars was crushed.
A CTA spokeswoman told Fox 32 that one of the trains was stopped at the station when it was hit, but it was unclear why both trains were on the same track.
Brian Steele, a CTA spokesman, said the collision happened at a "slow speed" and one of the trains had been marked "out of service."
The crash happened between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. during the Monday morning rush hour. Calderone says firefighters from up to a dozen local fire departments responded to the crash.
A spokesman with the National Transportation Safety Board in Denver told The Associated Press it did not have any immediate details.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.