4 dozen injured in Chicago-area train crash

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FOREST PARK, Ill. (AP) - About four dozen people were injured when two Chicago Transit Authority trains crashed 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.
   
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.

Earlier story:

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) - There has been a crash involving two Chicago Transit Authority trains on the Blue Line.
    
Several ambulances have been sent to the scene on Monday morning during the city's rush hour. Media photos from the scene show a crushed section of one train car.
    
A spokeswoman for the CTA tells the Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/169tJLg) that a westbound Blue Line train was stopped at the Harlem station when it was struck by an eastbound train on the same track. The CTA says the crash happened just before 8 a.m.
    
A spokesman with the National Transportation Safety Board in Denver told The Associated Press it did not have any immediate details.

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